National Car Museum of Iran

National Car Museum of Iran

The National Car Museum of Iran is a museum in Karaj, Iran, opened in the year 2001. Inside the museums are classic cars owned by the last Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty, Mohammad Reza Shah. There are two parts to the complex. One is a large museum which is open to the public and there is a restoration center at the back side where no visitors can enter.

Where do the cars come from?

After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the Shah of Iran fled the country and leaving behind most of his possessions. Mohammad Reza Shah was famous for his love of sports cars, and he was known for taking out one of his many cars late at night and racing through the highways of Tehran. After he fled the country, many of his cars were put into hiding: either stored in garages, hidden underground, or even pushed into water. Following the revolution, these cars have been recovered, restored, and put into the museum. On rare occasions, these cars are actually driven.

Shah 1 Shah 2

Visit the website below and click on the video presentation. It’s excellent.