Pope's Ferrari to auction in Monterey

A Ferrari once owned by Pope John Paul II will auction in August.

The 2005 Enzo Ferrari is the 400th and final example of the car built.

Enzo Ferrari Pope
The Pope blessed the car under the hood

Ferrari gifted it to the Pope in the 2005 - the last year of his life.

It was later auctioned on behalf of the Pope for $1.2m, with all proceeds going to support tsunami victims.

It now returns to the block, with an attractive 180km to its name, on August 13-15 at RM Sotheby's Monterey sale.

Papal collectibles are strong performers at auction. Pope Francis' Harley-Davidson made $327,000 last year.

Click here to see our Papal carpet for sale.

The sale will also feature a 1950 Ferrari 275S/ 340 American Barchetta. It is expected to surpass $8m.

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