The Pope’s 2015 Fiat 500L Could Fetch $100,000 at Auction

Fiat’s 500L may not have a high resale value, as many used models can be found for under $10,000. However, auction house RM Sotheby’s is showcasing a 2015 Lounge model that could potentially sell for up to $100,000. Despite the high price tag for a nearly 10-year-old 500L, this particular model stands out due to its low mileage and interesting history.

RM Sotheby’s reveals that Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles provided this 500L to the Catholic church for the pope’s U.S. visit in September 2015. Given that the 500L is Italian and relatively spacious, it was a practical choice. The car has a humble and low-key appearance, aligning with Pope Francis’ modest values.

Although it may seem like a standard production model, this 500L is finished in Grigio Scuro with a body-colored roof and is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Equipped with leather upholstery and a six-speed automatic transmission, it lacks any bulletproof modifications.

Despite its unassuming appearance, the 500L has a unique history and low mileage of around 773 miles. Previously used in the 2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, it was later purchased by the Dare to Dream Collection. The sale includes a copy of the previous title showing the Archdiocese of New York as the legal owner.

Expected to fetch between $50,000 and $100,000 at the upcoming auction in Toronto, this 500L may appear out of place among other high-end cars in the Dare to Dream collection. With no reserve set, the highest bidder will determine its final value in the market.