Pope's Lamborghini Sells for $970k At Monaco Auction

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Lamborghini Huracan RWD that was donated to the Vatican has now been auctioned off to the tune of nearly $1 million USD.

Lamborghini donated the supercar to His Holiness with the intention of it being auctioned off for charity at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction. It crossed the auction block at the Monaco sale this past weekend, where one very wealthy Lamborghini enthusiast put in a winning bid of €809,375 or about $970,600 USD. All proceeds from the sale will be delivered to Pope Francis, who has decided to use the funds, who was elected to donate it to a number of different causes.

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“Donated to His Holiness Pope Francis by Automobili Lamborghini, all proceeds from the sale of this Huracán RWD Coupé will be delivered directly to the Holy Father, who shall allocate the proceeds as follows: 70% to the city of Nineveh, Iraq (a city heavily attacked and besieged by ISIS), 10% to ‘Amici per il Centrafrica Onlus’, 10% to Groupe International Chirurgiens Amis de la Main (GICAM) and 10% to the Pope John XXIII Community Association,” RM Sotheby’s said in a statement.

The Huracan was designed by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalizations program and features some unique content in the way of a white Bianco Monocerus exterior with gold Giallo Tiberino stripes and a Bianco Leda Sportivo leather interior. His Holiness also signed the dashboard of the vehicle upon his first time seeing it, which has surely injected a little extra value into this one-of-a-kind Italian exotic.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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