Bonhams to put rod on 19 August at Quail Lodge, Caramel, California, a car that made history, the Lincoln Continental Limousine 1964, made by Ford specifically for Pope Paul VI during his trip to New York. In addition to the pope, the other characters were up on the car, like the astronauts of Apollo 8, the first manned space flight to orbit the moon. The importance of the car, a limousine twenty feet, is such that after some years of loyal service, has been withdrawn and is now in excellent condition.
In the auctions to be held in August especia
lly in the U.S. will go on sale some of the rare and important historic cars?
Among these, there will surely be the Lincoln Continental, a car tailor-made according to the needs of Pope Paul VI, who took the occasion of his trip to New York.
Besides having a length greater than required, the car is equipped with the highest levels of security systems, designed for the protection of the Pope.
After being used by the staff of the pope, the car has been reshaped by removing for example the Papal chair, and the interior fittings, and used as a car parade and ceremony, as in the case of the crew of Apollo 8, the return from Mission 1968 will.
It is a vintage car that will make a very special joy of passionate collectors looking for unique cars and the profound historical significance.