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Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sells for $82K

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2016 4:37 PM
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Pope Francis stopped by the Philadelphia Jessuit university, St. Joseph's University, in an unscheduled stop on his weekend long tour of Philadelphia. (Emily Cohen/for NewsWorks)

(Philadelphia) -- The popemobile is staying in Pennsylvania. 

One of two Fiat 500L cars used by Pope Francis during his September trip to Philadelphia has been sold at auction for $82,000. 

Michael and Kate Chapman, owners of Chapman Auto Group, secured the winning bid last night at a black-tie event kicking off the weekend's Philadelphia Auto Show.  

Chapman Auto Group has seven Philadelphia-area locations. 

An Archdiocese of Philadelphia spokesman said in a release more than 19 people from across the country were bidding on the car.

The auction lasted just 11 minutes. 

The other Fiat will be displayed during the show and might be auctioned off later. 

The Archdiocese says all auction proceeds will benefit charities and the archdiocese's special education schools. 

Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company conducted the auction.

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