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Vintage Popemobile Limousine Makes Rare Appearance on This Side of Atlantic

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on March 3, 2011

The landaulet-style 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman limo commissioned by the Vatican for Pope Paul VI, also known as the first Popemobile, will make a rare North American appearance soon at the Amelia Island Vintage Car Show on March 11, 2011. The show and auction are an annual event on this northern Florida island, and this year’s show promises to be extra special as this will be the first appearance in the United States for this unique limousine. The Popemobile is on loan from the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, and it is seldom displayed in Europe, making this appearance quite unusual. This limo has been housed at the museum since it was decommissioned in 1985 after the latest Popemobile was built.

This custom Mercedes limousine weighs 5,000 pounds and features a 6.3-liter V-8 capable of reaching speeds of 62 mph in 10 seconds. This Popemobile also features a rear seat that can be raised or lowered to allow the Pope to view crowds from the safety and comfort of the limo’s landaulet-style convertible roof. The vintage Popemobile will be on display through March 13 and is expected to draw extra visitors to this year’s Amelia Island Vintage Car Show.

At NLS Limo, we may not have a vintage Popemobile in our fleet of luxury vehicles, but we do have antique limousines that provide that same sense of grand comfort and stately elegance. If you want to rent one of our Bay Area antique limousines for a wedding, anniversary, film shoot or other special occasion, we have plenty from which to choose, including the following:

•    Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
•    Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Convertible
•    Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
•    1937 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan
•    1941 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine
•    1947 Plymouth “Special Deluxe”

Renting one of our San Francisco antique limousines is more affordable than you think it is. Each has been lovingly restored and is in immaculate condition. Whether you need the newest luxury limousine or a timeless classic for your special occasion, call the San Francisco limo experts at NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936!

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