Bay Area Antique Limousine Rentals | San Francisco Travel Blog
Legendary auction house Bonham’s has announced the upcoming sale of a 1964 Lincoln Continental Limousine that has transported popes, astronauts, heads of state and other dignitaries over the years. This particular limousine will interest readers who have several parades and other high-profile engagements in the future as it features a detachable roof and a rooftop windshield for parades on windy days. Ford Motor Company received the original order for the limo from the Vatican for a speaking engagement for Pope Paul VI before the United Nations in New York.
A pair of Rolls-Royce limousines commissioned by Harrods, the world-famous department store, has been scheduled for sale on the auction block. If the reserve prices are met or surpassed, the limos will be sold in Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5, 2011. Harrods bought one of the Rolls-Royce limousines, a 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V once owned by Edward, Duke of Kent, at an auction in 1996. Harrods had the limo completely refurbished inside and out with the store’s trademark color, Harrods Green. This Rolls is expected to sell for between $190,000 to $250,000 US.