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Pope Benedict XVI Volkswagen Golf
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of the sale of this item will benefit Habitat for Humanity Great Britain
Habitat for Humanity is a global housing charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. We bring people living in extreme poverty together with the expertise and resources they need to repair, renovate or build a safe, decent place to live.
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Wasn't able to add VIN number automatically and was advised by eBay to include it here: WVWZZZ1JZXB147983
Year: 1999 Transmission: Manual
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Fuel: Petrol
Model: Golf/Rabbit Power: 85kw
Type: 4 Door Hatchback Seats: 5
Doors: 4 Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Colour: Grey Previous Owners: 2
Metallic Paint: Yes Safety Features: Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners, Side Airbags
Reg. Date: 30/03/1999 Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Catalytic Converter
Mileage: 75,000 Interior/Comfort Options: Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Tilt Steering Wheel
Engine Size: 2,000 In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
Buy the Car Once owned by Pope Benedict XVI

About the Car

The car which once belonged to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, now pope Benedict XVI, was won by online casino for an impressive €188,938.88.  A few months before being elected head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI decided to sell his six-year-old VW Golf. The vehicle had been imported from Germany to Rome in 1999.

Without knowing the car's history, Benjamin Halbe, 21, bought the Golf this January. It was only when Halbe obtained the car's registration documents confirming Josef Ratzinger as the former owner that he realized the truly blessed nature of his purchase.

The purchasing of the car by drew international attention and worldwide media coverage. The car has not been driven since it was bought in 2005.

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100% of this auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, building hope all over the world. For more information on this great charity, please visit:

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