1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet Built for Pope Paul VI
1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet – Pope Paul VI.
As the 125 year anniversary celebration of the invention of the automobile continues, Mercedes-Benz is one of several special car makers planning to exhibit at the amazing 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance show.
The 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held from March 11-13, 2011.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now in its second decade and is among the top automotive events in all of the world.
One of the most anticipated cars to make an appearance at the car show is the famous 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet, which was specifically built for Pope Paul VI.
The 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet is a historic vehicle and will make its first appearance on U.S. soil at Amelia Island.
The historic car will be part of a featured Class of Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicles on display during this popular automotive event.
The 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will feature about 250 rare vehicles and the car show benefits the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet was originally presented in September 1963 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Due to its luxury look, the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet quickly became the vehicle of choice for many of Europe’s wealthy elite.
The luxurious Mercedes-Benz car that was built for the Pope was custom and constructed with an individual seat for the pontiff that could be raised and lowered during the car’s procession through crowded streets.
An elevated roof, extended rear doors, and raised floor were also fitted along with other special equipment such as bulletproof glass.
Over two decades, the car was used by three popes and was returned to Mercedes-Benz’s Stuttgart, Germany headquarters in 1985.
For additional information about the upcoming 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance car show, please call 904-636-0027 or visit www.ameliaconcours.org