The last Shah: fancy vintage cars showcase lavish lifestyle of Iran’s toppled royal family

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After being hidden away for half a century, Iran’s luxurious royal racers have been put on display at the Iran Historical Car Museum. Thousands of people have been flocking to the exhibit since its recent opening to enjoy the fancy vintage cars once owned by the nation’s royal family. The vehicles, including some that are one-of-a-kind, showcase the royals’ lavish lifestyle and taste for fast cars during their rule. They have been concealed after the monarch fled during the 1979 revolution.

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