Lincoln Continental «Popemobile» Will be Sold on an Auction

August 25, 2012 at 02:05

Lincoln is the car company, which is famous for its legendary cars, which all carry great stories connected to the famous people. However, the cars are still not less famous, thus we want now to talk about the very old, but great model of Lincoln, which will be sold soon. August 19 in Carmel, California, limousine Lincoln Continental «Popemobile» year 1964 production will be sold at an auction. According to preliminary estimates, the cost is around $ 250,000 – $ 350,000 dollars.

Picture of the Lincoln Popemobile

Picture of the Lincoln Popemobile

This limousine is known for that it was made by special order and the Vatican intended to carry Pope Paul VI in it. He rode on it only 2 times – first, when he visited the United Nations in New York, and the second, when he participated in the 39 Eucharistic Congress in Bogota, Colombia. It should be noted that the Lincoln Continental «Popemobile» is one of the few cars, which the Vatican did not have order from their regular suppliers – Mercedes-Benz.

Picute of the Pope riding on the Lincoln Continental «Popemobile»

Picute of the Pope riding on the Lincoln Continental «Popemobile»

At this time a limousine was ridden in Detroit and President Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as 8, 11, 13 and 15 crews of Apollo astronauts. The length of the limousine is almost 21 meters. Among the additional changes in the body are: Pope ushers handrails, additional seats for aides and prelates, raised seat for the Pontiff, additional interior lighting, warning and an additional 7 batteries.

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