The Papal Lambo is now up for sale for as little as $10.
We reported on Lamborghini’s gift to Pope Francis way back in November of 2017 when the Italian supercar maker decided to give a brand new custom Huracan to His Holiness. Signed with Francis’ own signature in sharpie, the humble Pope immediately announced that he’d be giving his new whip away at auction with all proceeds going to help several Christian charities.
Anybody who knows Pope Francis probably saw this one coming. The guy much prefers getting around in a cheap Ford Focus or a Fiat 500 than tooling around in a 500+ hp Lamborghini. This Pope is humble with a capital H.
So off it went to be sold at RM Sotheby’s last May. The final sale price was well over the 350,000 grand that Sotheby’s was expecting, selling for a grand total of $970,600 USD.
But, through reasons unknown, the deal never went through. Maybe the buyer submitted a fake bid, in which case they’re likely in a lot of trouble with the man upstairs. Or maybe the buyer realized the irony of spending so much wealth to buy an insane luxury car from the head of a religious order that preaches humility and generosity above all things.
We may never know. But whatever happened, that person’s loss is everyone else’s gain. Instead of auctioning the Huracan off, Pope Francis will instead hold a contest (hosted by Omaze.com) to offer the Lambo to anyone for just a $10 donation?
Actually, it’s $10 per 100 tickets and it scales up from there. You can spend $50 for 1,000 entries, or as much as $5,000 for 50,000 chances to win. The contest is open globally, so there is the potential here to make much more than the million-odd dollars that the original auction would have fetched.
On top of that, you’ll also get flown to the Vatican, put up in a 4-star hotel, and get a personal meet and greet with His Holiness Himself.
As before, proceeds will go to helping charities that support areas devastated by war. It’s a good cause and will also possibly land you a Lambo and a trip to Italy. Sounds like a win-win to us.