In resigning his position as leader of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will also be handing in the keys to the many 'Popemobiles' residing in the Vatican garage.
Special vehicles have been built for The Pope by a variety of manufacturers over many decades.
Mercedes-Benz has featured prominently, but others including Cadillac, Fiat, Ford and Leyland have provided wheels for His Holiness.
Check out MOTOR magazine's gallery of The Pope's special machines over the last 80 years.
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