Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chrysler of Pius XII and John XXIII

In 1966 sadly a lot of Vatican cars were sold to make room for a more modern fleet.  Ugh, it was the sixties.

Some years ago I heard that Pope Pius XII's and John XXIII's 1954 Imperial Chrysler is kept here on the edge of Bologna:

I hope to visit soon and post a decent image.  The car was bought 30 years ago by a wealthy auto collector by the name of Mario Righini and today is kept in his private collection in Bologna.

Interesting info on the car made by Ghia of Turin: http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/GhiaStory/Page05.htm

I am also in search of John XXIII's 1960 Mercedes if anyone has any leads.

This auto I wish the Vatican had kept and still used: http://www.coachbuild.com/2/index.php/encyclopedia/coachbuilders-models/item/fleetwood-cadillac-series-90-v16-town-car

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