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"...Apart from the international media outings in the 230 G-Klasse, John Paul II continued the tradition of using classic limousines or laundalets in his other endeavors. In the summer of 1985 he was given an armored Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL W126 as a present. The vehicle had a 200 millimeter longer wheelbase and a 30 millimeter higher roof. In the rear, preserving the tradition, the Pope had a single seat but the car was also fitted with two folding seats facing rearwards for bodyguar..." Continue Reading →
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