Shah of Iran’s incredible supercars
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The former Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, had an impressive collection of supercars to his name during the 1970s. One of them included some extremely rare Lamborghinis, in particular a Miura SV model, which is still a very rare car to this day. Due to his elite status, he was regarded as one of the most important private clients for ultra-luxury motorcar manufacturers and would be given exclusive opportunities to purchase rare supercars. Arguably his prized possession from all his cars was the red Lamborghini Miura, that was a special order and delivered privately to his St. Moritz Chalet whilst on a skiing vacation before the Christmas of 1971. This same car would then be purchased by Hollywood star Nicolas Cage at an auction for $490,000. Some of the Shahs other cars, such as Lamborghinis, Porsches and Maseratis still be found in the Nation Car Museum in Tehran, collecting dust while on display. Others, that include low-mileage Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Cadillacs have been sold onto keen car enthusiasts from across the world.