The National Car Museum of Iran ...Published on 02.15.2014
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|Sam says “There are some unique cars in this collection, some one-off prototypes made special for the Shah. All have very low miles however in rough condition as they are poorly maintained and remained untouched for all these years.” We have a comprehensive gallery by Sam, but also a picture page that describes some of the cars in detail.|
1956 Chrysler K300 Special by Ghia
The one-off luxurious Chrysler 300K Special was a gift of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to his second wife, Soraya Esfandiari, it was commissioned in 1956 and was completed in Ghia studio of Turin.
This, then new sleek look with lowered roofline, aggressive lines, long hood and short deck was the brainchild of Chrysler styling legend, Virgil Exner, who in collaboration with Ghia of Italy created some of the best looking American cars of the era.
As requested by shah the engine was replaced by a bigger one, a 392 hemi which was delivered half way assembled in wax and was later completed by Royal garage chief Mechanic, Reza Dardashti in Tehran. Among the car's special equipment are a radio telephone, refrigerator, long-playing gramophone, and air conditioning 7 all the interior is gold plated.
Sports cars and prototypes
Article : By Richard Michael Owen published in Super Cars.
Credit Photos : Copyright @ 2014 Sam Noroozi.
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