Popemobile auction

PHILADELPHIA: The popemobile is staying in Philadelphia. The black Fiat 500L, one of two used by Pope Francis during his trip to the city in September for the World Meeting of Families, sold at auction on Friday night. Michael and Kate Chapman, owners of Chapman Auto Group, secured the winning bid of $82,000 at a black-tie event kicking off the weekend’s Philadelphia Auto Show. The Chapmans own seven Philadelphia area showrooms. The auction started at 9:00pm and lasted for only 11 minutes. Kenneth Gavin, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, said more than 19 bidders from around the country participated. Chapman will put the car on display at his dealership in Horsham, he told Philly.com.