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Dr. Dieter Zetsche Hands Over Popemobile Keys To Pope Francis

July 4, 2013

The key to the Popemobile was handed over by Daimler AG Board Chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars head Dr. Dieter Zetsche to Pope Francis during a private meeting held at the Vatican recently. The M-Class was built specifically for Pope Francis, who will use it during an official visit to Brazil at the end of the month. The company has provided vehicles for official trips and appearances of the Roman Pontiff in over eighty years. The first vehicle that the company provided was a Nürburg 460 Pullman saloon in 1930. The vehicle was used by Pope Pius XI. In the 1960s, the company provided a Mercedes-Benz 300d Landaulet convertible that was... Continue Reading »

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