Already in 1979, when the then Pope John Paul II visited the USA, Ford created a very special one Bronco XLT, which was then cut open to the landaulet to give the former head of the Catholic Church a befitting panoramic view. There were also steps that enabled the head of the church to get into and out of the vehicle comfortably. Now, more than 40 years later, Ford decided again to create a Special design to make for a head of the church, namely for the current Pope Francis. The Uinkat was donated to a good cause on January 27, 2022 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all proceeds from the auction going to the Pope Francis Center in Detroit, which works to end homelessness.
Homage to the popemobile from 1979
Already the Painting, which is on the designation Wimbledon White is a custom-made item intended to evoke a nod to the bronco of yesteryear that was made available to then-Pope John Paul II. Surprising is that Brush Guard from Ford Performance, which enhances the front of the Bronco together with the silver grille. Other unusual elements on the off-roader are the LED position lights on the roof, removable doors and lateral light markings.
The features are more expected on a rally car than on a Bronco used for church purposes. Red accents on the doors, on the hood, as well as special ones Emblems on the front fenders make it clear that this is not a conventional Bronco. In addition, there is also a thin red one on the exterior mirrors Strip. coarse off-road tires and white Rims, which are also reminiscent of the legendary popemobile based on the 66 Ford Bronco, are also part of the standard equipment. We hope that the vehicle has ended up in loving collectors' hands.
The exterior color scheme is picked up in the interior!
Red and white rule that too Cockpit of the particular Ford that has two-tone leather seats with Wimbledon White seating surfaces that match the exact color of the paintwork. One plaque with the inscription "BRONCO", which is located in the center console, was kept in red and harmonises perfectly with the decorative stripes of the body.
A petrol engine powers the papal Ford!
Unfortunately, we only know that the vehicle has a gasoline engine has, but not which unit is under the hood of the off-roader. Just all wheel drive is definitely on board, because we also do not know whether it is a copy with a seven-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Our conclusion on the unique Ford Bronco:
From our point of view, this is a sensible, charitable project with which Ford is demonstrating its social skills. As always, you can see a photo gallery of the car at the end of the article. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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One-off 2021 Ford Bronco “Pope Francis Center First Edition” to be auctioned!
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1980 Ford Bronco for the 1979 Pope's visit
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