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4 Most Iconic Official Cars Of Indian Presidents

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Rajendra Prasad - Cadillac Country ConvertibleBack when there weren’t many homegrown manufacturers, Rajendra Prasad was ferried in a Cadillac Country convertible. The car was the first of many imports from America to join the official convoy of the young nation.

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Shankar Dayal Sharma, K. R. Narayan and APJ Abdul Kalam - armoured Mercedes-Benz S-ClassThe S-Class, which became the official car of Shankar Dayal Sharma, the ninth president of India, was said to be bullet- and grenade-proof. After Sharma, the car was the official ride of K. R. Narayan. During his tenure, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam upgraded to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class W140.

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Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee - Mercedes-Benz S-Class PullmanPratibha Patil was the first to opt for the W221 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard armoured limousine. As per reports, the limousine can save occupants from machine-gun fire, direct grenade explosions and even IED explosives. 

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Ram Nath Kovind, Droupadi Murmu - Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman GuardThe S600 Guard is more than 6m long and can protect its occupants from an AK47 assault rifle and a 15kg TNT blast from a distance of 2m. Additionally, the vehicle also gets strobes, sirens, two-way radio.

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