| || ||Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|24th April 2005, 21:04||#1|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Thanked: 1,217 Times
Pope`s cars over the Years
Lancia Thesis Jublieo
The Latest POPE Benedikt XVI will ride in this VW Touareg
More pics and info at:
|25th April 2005, 11:11||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Thanked: 2 Times
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.
Pope John Paul used 1982 230 G-class
Last edited by vinsanity : 25th April 2005 at 11:17.
|25th April 2005, 11:14||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Thanked: 0 Times
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.
|25th April 2005, 21:58||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Thanked: 0 Times
Wonder if he ever got booked...
|30th July 2008, 12:20||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Thanked: 8,810 Times
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.
|11th December 2012, 02:53||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Thanked: 613 Times
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.
|11th December 2012, 21:57||#15|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Thanked: 37 Times
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.
Img Source : http://nice-reg.co.uk/number-plates/...pope-SCV1.html
Last edited by asdfvinay : 11th December 2012 at 22:01. Reason: Getting the video post right
|The following BHPian Thanks asdfvinay for this useful post:|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|What have been the best selling cars in India over the years?||Aussie||The Indian Car Scene||11||10th March 2011 21:03|
|I Grew Over Honda But Linea Grew Over Me !!!||ManMachine||Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports||125||3rd February 2011 12:26|
|Evolution and History of Mercedes models over years - C, E, S and SL Class and more||v12||The International Automotive Scene||52||13th September 2010 12:06|
|From Humming @ Hampi to Jogging at Jog to going Gaga over Goa to ambling over Amboli||vnabhi||Travelogues||108||3rd December 2009 17:59|
|Autorickshaw for the Pope!||HappyWheels||Shifting gears||11||5th July 2008 12:47|