The Mercedes-Benz 300D was specially made for the Sovereign Pontiff, Pope John XXIII, in 1960. Produced under the stringent directions of the Vatican Protocol, the 300D featured a Landaulet body set on a lengthened chassis. The roof was electrically operated by the driver and could be set in motion at any time without disturbing the passengers. The car was painted black, with Pope Roncalli's coat of arms emblazoned on fender-mounted pennants.
Behind the front seat was the so-called "Pope's Little Throne" -- a one-of-a-kind chair set at a slightly raised level so that spectators could get a better look at the Pope. Specially designed foot boards were placed on either side of the chair for easier access.
Pictured here is a 1:43 scale diecast replica of a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300D used by Pope John XXIII. Figure included.
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Length: 5.5 inches
Width: 1.5 inches