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Old 24th April 2005, 21:04   #1
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Default Pope`s cars over the Years

Ferrari Mondial

Mercedes W126

Lancia Thesis Jublieo

The Latest POPE Benedikt XVI will ride in this VW Touareg


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Old 24th April 2005, 21:26   #2
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Gosh that Touareg is ugly!!!
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yea...the toureg looks like sum undertaker's vehical...

p.s:- the pope rode a ferrari?
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which pope rode a Lancia Thesis Jublieo???

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Just googled and found some text on 'Popemobiles'..

A new popemobile: Mercedes offers a unique gift

Pope John Paul offered a few light-hearted observations as he received the gift of a new limousine from the Mercedes-Benz company.

"Finally, a new car!" he joked at an official ceremony at the Vatican as Jochen Prange, chairman of Mercedes-Benz Italia, handed over the new car. The Vatican's papal vehicle fleet consists of four Mercedes vehicles--two "Popemobiles" and two limousines. But in fact the vehicle in which the Pope usually travels had logged nearly 100,000 miles.

The new car is a customized Mercedes S500 with amenities including two telephones, a single rear seat, and an image of the Blessed Mother. The car has a reported top speed of 125 miles per hour; but the bullet-proof body armor, while unobtrusive, probably cuts down on fuel economy. Mercedes-Benz has supplied cars for popes since 1930.
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Old 25th April 2005, 11:14   #6
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Those are some neat rides...but that touareg looks down right ugly. Not bad at all for a Pope I must say...He gets around in pretty good style.
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The driver of the ferrari must have had a real tough time driving slowly.
Imagine if he saw an open stretch ahead ??!! . . . . . . . . .
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which pope rode a Lancia Thesis Jublieo???

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Pope John Paul II - was built as a one off for his 25th anniversary
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The driver of the ferrari must have had a real tough time driving slowly.
Imagine if he saw an open stretch ahead ??!! . . . . . . . . .
Ouch. I'm sure that the Pope broke speed limits in that car... It most definitely does not have
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Wonder if he ever got booked...
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good cars...
top speed of 125 MPH...i frankly dont think soo...
it could be due to the body armer...that stuff is HEAVY...
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Popemobile ML used in Sao Paulo Brazil in 2007
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When Pope John Paul visited India in 64, this Lincoln was esepcially imported for him. He gifted it to Mother Teresa, who auctioned it off to a series of high profile owners. It now rests in a Pune collection.
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and dont forget his rikshaw
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Default Holy M-class! Mercedes Benz delivers new Popemobile in Rome.

The new Popemobile (based on the latest M-class) was delivered by company head Dieter Zetsche, who said "It is an honor for Mercedes-Benz to be accompanying His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on his future journeys with our new Popemobile."

The Popemobile is fitted with the latest technological highlights from the current M-Class. In addition, the vehicle also features a new interior design. Compared with the preceding model, the dome has been extended significantly, providing an improved amount of space and more convenient entry access. The view of the Pope has also been significantly enhanced thanks to considerably larger glass panels in the viewing area, together with large illuminated roof lining. The throne, the central design feature in the interior, bears the embroidered coat of arms of the Holy Father.

As with the preceding model, the body of the new Popemobile is painted in diamond white.
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Default Re: Pope`s cars over the Years

Mercedes 600 Pullman which served three Popes for over two decades. Watch the video from 1m 43s for this car.

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Img Source : http://nice-reg.co.uk/number-plates/...pope-SCV1.html

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