Late pope's Ford Escort sells for $680,000

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CHICAGO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The only car the late Pope John Paul II ever owned sold at auction for $680,000 on Saturday to a Houston attorney and car collector. The car, which fetched much less than previous estimates of $2 million to $5 million, attracted four or five bids before being purchased by John O'Quinn, said a spokeswoman for the Kruse International auction house. The 1975 powder-blue Ford Escort went on the auction block in Las Vegas after a father-son ownership spat was ...

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