Pope Francis’ Latest Popemobile Is A Curbside Classic: 1984 Renault 4

Pope Francis R4AP photo

Pope Francis is seen here accepting the keys to his latest Popemobile, if not exactly the newest one (a Mercedes M-Class based bubble-top). Father Renzo Rocca, an Italian priest, is seen here after he handed him the keys to his own 1984 R4 that he used to visit parishioners in, and has 186,000 miles on the clock. Why the R4? Francis used to drive one back in Argentina.

The Pope has taken to hopping into his suitably white-painted R4 and driving it around the Vatican, to the consternation of his security guards. And how did I find out about the Pope’s new CC? MSN.autos linked back to David Saunder’s CC on the R4 in their article.