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1999 Cadillac DeVille Papal Limousine (unused).
‘This lavish parade car was built for Pope John Paul II to ride in as he entered the Estadio Azteca in Mexico. Lengthened and modified, it was equipped with an elevated platform for the papal seat, wide doors, retractable steps, and official Vatican seals and flags. Although General Motors de Mexico began work on the car, Cadillac contracted with the American coach-building firms of Eureka Coach and Roush Technologies to complete the project. The pope personally blessed the Cadillac upon its completion but was not permitted to use it in public because it did not have the same level of protection afforded by an enclosed vehicle with armour plating and bullet-resistant glass’