The auction will take place on January 29 at the Philadelphia Auto Show’s annual Black Tie Tailgate event, with proceeds bound for various charities. A non-papal Fiat 500L can run
anywhere from $20,995 for the cheapest Pop model to $25,675 for the top-spec Lounge, but this possibly holy Fiat 500L is expected to attract a fair bit more.
“The Fiat is such an icon of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia and the auction of this vehicle serves as an extraordinary final event to close this memorable chapter in the City’s history,” said executive director of the World Meeting of Families Donna Crilley Farrell, in a statement.
The other black Fiat 500L, not up for auction, will be on view for the entire Philadelphia Auto Show from January 30 to February 7. The Archdiocese could still opt to auction the second Fiat off, and deliver it to its new owner after the show comes to a close.
Photo courtesy of World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015/J. DiGidijunis