Popemobile on eBay

image A 'popemobile' is up for sale on eBay (in Germany). It's a used car that once belonged to someone named 'Josef Kardinal Ratzinger'. The new pope hasn't lived in Germany for over twenty years, and doesn't need to drive himself around. So it's unlikely that the car was his. Nevertheless, bidding has already reached some obscene amount. But all the bids are probably hoaxes. (thanks to Casey for the link)


Posted on Thu Apr 28, 2005


Heard this on the radio this morning! Wondered about posting it in the forum...Thanks for saving me the work, Alex...
Posted by Smerk  on  Thu Apr 28, 2005  at  11:10 PM
It's very likely that the car was reimported to Germany by 2005. The original documents were confiscated and scrapped. The new papers say "last known/named previous owner" was Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger. I don't know whether that gets checked by the authorities. Maybe they'd even believe you if you claimed the previous owner had been, say, George W. Bush. If this is a fraud then it's certainly a clever one.
Posted by Jay Sauerkraut  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  11:18 AM
Does it have rocket boosters and krypton-tipped missiles?
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Sat Apr 30, 2005  at  05:29 PM
;-) Unfortunately this is not a hoax. this is real.
Posted by JPII.  on  Tue May 03, 2005  at  07:36 AM
Yeah, it's only that the document says Rotzinger, while the pope's name is Ratzinger.
Posted by ivv  on  Tue May 03, 2005  at  05:36 PM
It's been bought by the same casino that bought the Virgin Mary toast, according to BBC news
Posted by Owen  on  Sat May 07, 2005  at  05:56 AM
1. Kardinal means more or less pastor, it
Posted by wegi  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  07:27 PM
yeah right wegi it definitely IS the pope's car he lived in germany nearly all his live and why shouldn't he have owned a car himself? funny americans 😊
Posted by donkov  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  06:05 AM
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