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2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback Used by His Holiness Pope Francis During His Visit to New York City

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Own one of the 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchbacks provided by Chrysler during His Holiness Pope Francis's 2015 visit to New York!

In September 2015, Pope Francis visited the United States and made an unforgettable stop in New York City.  His visit touched thousands of people throughout the city and included mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a multi-religion service at the 9/11 Memorial, and a Central Park motorcade.

On March 17, 2016 Monsignor Robert Ritchie, the rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, drove the car to the cathedral where Cardinal Timothy Dolan reviewed it prior to its participation in the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.  The Fiat was then driven for the rest of the parade route.

The winner of the auction will also be given the opportunity to meet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral or the Archdiocese of New York to bless the vehicle.

This vehicle was provided by Chrysler for the Papal Visit to the United States on Sept 22-27 2015.  The Secret Service confirmed the Holy Father used this Fiat, as reported by the Archdiocese of New York who will provide a letter of confirmation to the winner.

Key Features of the 2015 Fiat 500

  • 31 City / 40 Highway MPG+
  • Fixed Glass Roof
  • Premium Seats
  • Security Alarm System+
  • Fog Lamps
  • Alpine® Premium Audio System
  • Bright Exterior Accents
  • 15-Inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels
  • Seven Airbags+
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Available BeatsAudio™ Premium Sound System

Net proceeds to benefit Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

Donated by: Archdiocese of New York

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Additional lot details
  • Shipping of the vehicle is the responsibility of the winner.
  • Make: 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback
  • Model: BFFP44500L
  • ​Color: Granito Lucente (granite crystal)
  • Body Type: Lounge Hatchback
  • Vehicle provided by Chrysler for the Papal Visit to the United States on Sept 22-27 2015.
  • Estimated price of $82,000 based on previous auction results
  • Base MSRP of Fiat 500 Lounge is $24,695
  • Title paperwork will be provided approx. 2 weeks after auction close
  • Winner is responsible for all registration and transfer of ownership fees
  • Delivery of the vehicle must be coordinated within 30 days of the close of the auction
  • Meet & greet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan to occur in New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral or the Archdiocese of New York, at the discretion of Cardinal Dolan
  • Meet & greet will be approximately 10-15 minutes and scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date within one year of the close of the auction
  • Travel & accommodations for meet & greet with Cardinal Dolan not included
  • Winner may bring up to 3 guests and take a photograph with Cardinal Dolan outside of the Fiat
  • Cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • In condition as donated.
Lot #1035400
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  • Physical weight
  • Fragile packaging
  • Warehousing fees
  • Customs fee for shipments outside the U.S.
  • Additional domestic, and international insurance.

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2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback Used by His Holiness Pope Francis During His Visit to New York City

Archdiocese of New York

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