The Shah’s Garage
Pahlavi was the Sultan of Brunei of his day, the man who, utilizing the blurry line between state budget and personal wallet, amassed a truly epic collection of rare and custom cars. Stories abound of him driving Lamborghinis with reckless abandon on the boulevards of Tehran, turned by his security forces into a private raceway. It goes to show that if there’s one thing he picked up from the American spies—led by the grandson of Teddy Roosevelt—who put him in power in 1953, it’s the love of fast cars.
Check out the page and comments for more jewels from the collection. The warehouse does still exist in a quiet warehouse outside of Tehran, hopefully never to be viciously looted like Saddam’s was.