$700,000 for a Ford Escort!?

I guess the fact that this old hooptie was once ridden in by the Holiness himself warrants the higher sticker value. I’m pretty sure I could trade my old PS2 game collection for one of these Escorts based on the Kelly Blue Book price.

A light blue 1975 Ford Escort GL once owned by Pope John Paul II sold for $690,000 Saturday to a Houston multimillionaire who said he plans to put it in a museum he wants to build in his hometown.

Holy Car! 1975 Escort Fetches $690,000

This car is probably going to go straight into some vacuum sealed vehicular bubble to keep sinners from trying to make woopie in this ol’ hooptie.