(Time.com) By Sorcha Pollak
The vehicle that carried Pope John Paul II during his landmark visit to Ireland in 1979 will soon be available for all your prom, wedding and bachelor party needs. The Popemobile, which has sat idle at the Dublin Wax Museum for more than 30 years, will be released onto the streets of Dublin once again after a $78,000 makeover.
The Irish Popemobile was specially designed by Ford Ireland for the Pope’s three day visit in September 1979. More than a million people in this heavily Catholic nation made their way to Phoenix Park in Dublin to hear the pontiff speak. The strangely shaped mini-bus was built with a platform towards the front where the Pope could stand and greet his followers.
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