A buyer paid over $800,000 for Pope Francis’ Lamborghini Huracan.
Supercar manufacturers often manage to sell cars with just a few visual tweaks as special editions despite a hefty price tag. But, how much are buyers really willing to pay for these cars? Turns out, a lot. Especially, if that visual addition is the signature of His Holiness Pope Francis himself.
A Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 signed by the Pope last November was recently auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Sale for no less than $861,575. All the proceeds from the sale were donated to charity.
Apart from the Pope’s signature, this rear wheel drive Huracan has been customized by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam division and is finished in a Bianco Monocerus white paint job with Giallo Tiberino goldish yellow stripes running down the center of the vehicle and around the windows. The Giano wheels available as an option for the Huracan only add to the beauty.
The sale of the vehicle will benefit a number of groups, with 70-percent of the funds being allocated to the city of Nineveh, Iraq (a city heavily attacked and besieged by ISIS), 10-percent to ‘Amici per il Centrafrica Onlus,’ another 10-percent to Groupe International Chirurgiens Amis de la Main (GICAM), and the final 10-percent to the Pope John XXIII Community Association.