Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Sergey Dolya says: “King of Jordan Abdullah II is a mega-cool man.

First, he is wise. When the pope flew to Jordan, the king kissed the pope's hand at the meeting, according to the Catholic tradition. Ambiguous for some Islamists, the gesture has become a sign of reconciliation for the two religions. After that, tourists poured into Jordan, which brought the treasury $ 2 billion! By the way, Abdullah donated a hectare of land on the Jordan River for the construction of a temple and a hotel for Orthodox pilgrims.

Secondly, he is brave. After Islamic State terrorists killed a Jordanian air force pilot, the king cut short his visit to the United States, returned home and ordered the execution of all radicals convicted of terrorism.

Thirdly, the king has a fantastically beautiful and pleasant wife, Rania. An educated and progressive Palestinian with a European education, she can appear in public in jeans and a shirt. At the same time, they have four children and Rania is actively involved in charity work and education of her people. The queen has a personal website, they say she constantly corresponds with visitors and personally answers all questions.

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

1. And finally, as befits a king, Abdullah has a royal "weakness". If ordinary people collect stamps, the king of Jordan collects foreign cars - insanely expensive and rare cars. At the court there is a royal automobile museum, where all the exhibits are on public display. Let's see what we can see there...

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

3. The museum did not appear out of the blue. Rare cars from 1886 were kept in the royal fleet!

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

4. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ("Silver Ghost"). One of the first cars in the country. At the beginning of the First World War, a batch of Ghosts was "pumped" and an armored hull appeared on them.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

5. Cadillac 53 was the most advanced car of its time with an eight-cylinder engine, electric start and a bunch of other goodies. Used by the king for official occasions.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

7. Tatra 1937 release.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

8. Humber. Today, this brand no longer exists. The car of the first king, which he used until he was killed.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

9. Aston Martin '52 King Hussein's car. They say he personally arrived at the plant and took part in the assembly.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

10. In 1952, the Lincoln proved its exceptional qualities by winning the race in Mexico. And in 1953, Capri Convertible was bought for the coronation ceremony of the father of the current king.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

11 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe. In 1949, Buick moved the air vents to the side of the front fenders, which became a trademark of the brand for the next 25 years. The car was used by the king for official events and private trips.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

13. Hussein generally adored the Buick and bought all the new models. He even personally visited the General Motors plant, as shown by the photos on the walls of this stand.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

14. Eight-cylinder Ford Pilot 1950 release. The car in which the future 15-year-old king learned to drive.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

15. Mercedes-Benz 300d Cabriolet. The first post-war car produced by the company, and the first car with an automatic transmission.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

17. Cadillac 1956 release. King Hussein received this car as a gift from General Eisenhower. It was the first bulletproof vehicle in Jordan.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

18. This Lincoln Continental (1961) was one of the highest quality cars ever produced by Ford. All engines were tested at a speed of 160 km/h before installation, and then each car was tested individually.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

20. Who can give a luxurious red Bentley 1961? Of course the queen. This is Hussein's gift to his beloved on their wedding day.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

21. Rolls-Royce Phantom 1968 As you know, all "Phantoms" were assembled by hand and there are no two identical cars in the world. This one originally belonged to the mother of the queen, then was given to Hussein.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

23. Mercedes-Benz Pullman 1975. Only 428 cars were made (only 17 in the year of production). Exactly the same model was the Pope, the German Chancellor and President of China, Mao Tse Tung.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

24. Land Rover Defender 1994. First time I see this.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

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Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

26. Futuristic Cord 1936. Was very popular in Hollywood. The king was intrigued by his originality and technology.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

27. This Mercedes-Benz military jeep led the funeral procession and carried the coffin of King Hussein.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

28. Alvis SD Speed 20 1936 release. I did not find anything about this car, maybe someone knows?

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

29. Rolls-Royce Phantom IV is the rarest car in the world. Only 17 cars were made for heads of state: for the British royal family, General Franco in Spain, the Aga Khan, as well as the Kuwaiti and Iraqi royal families.

Stunning royal fleet in Jordan

30. We have reached half of the collection, and on this I will stop for now. In the second part of the post - space, luxury and modern technology. Do not miss!

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