The fellow who bought it, a Houston multimillionaire, said he intended to put it in a museum in his hometown.
"To me, it's a piece of history," said John O'Quinn, 62, a Baptist who said he has a collection of about 600 vehicles. "What a great human being Pope John Paul was."
"The car will never be driven," said O'Quinn, who said that at least temporarily it will be warehoused with his other cars. "But hopefully, in my life, I'll be able to go back and touch this car and feel the pope's spirit."
May I humbly suggest a better way to "feel the Pope's spirit" is to have a read of some of his published material. It's more likely to lead to a profound experience, and won't rust.