Inauguration of Iran historical cars museum
The Museum of Historical Vehicles of Iran was inaugurated on the morning of October 23- 2021, in the presence of Seyyed Parviz Fattah, President of the Foundation for the Oppressed, and Seyyed Ezatullah Zarghami, Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, with 61 unique historical vehicles from the Qajar and Pahlavi eras. This museum, which was built at a cost of 120 billion tomans by the Museum of the Oppressed Foundation, in a space of 11,000 square meters, displays historical cars in 4 halls. One of the most important cars on display in this valuable museum is the display of the only Mercedes-Benz K500 car with the Corriere Highway in the world, which has been exposed to the public along with the first model of Rolls-Royce’s Silver Ghost owned by Ahmad Shah Qajar. The show of the royal carriage of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar is another unique feature of this collection.
Iran historical cars museum
There are lots of different types of museums all over the world. They are all taking care of precious and old staff which are belonging to a nation or a giant number of people. The main question is all about the fact that; how many people are straightly interested in those historical and ancient staffs such as dishes and those material made of the potter? Of course, some people are not that interested in those mentioned things; this is why other types of museums can be interested as well. Today, we’re here to present an announcement of the Iran historical cars museum opening, proudly. It’s where to be amazed by a specific type of museum which is embracing classic & specific cars. Although these cars are among those classical and old ones, you’ll definitely get amazed by the pioneering technology which has made these all.
Classic Cars’ Museum of Tehran is an awesome location to stay far away from the daily routines of normal life in Iran and get back to the 40’s decade. So join Espad Travel toward this article to be aware of brief and useful information about this rare museum which has got opened recently.
History of cars in Iran
Have you ever thought about the fact that what time is considered as today’s cars generation entrance to Iran? or more ever; Have you asked yourself about who has imported the first car to Iran?
Let’s get to the point! The first car has just come to Iran more than one hundred and thirty years ago by the order of Muzaffar – al-din King, one of the kings of the Qajar dynasty. According to the historical evidence belonging to that era; the imported car was a hood Ford which was so close to today’s pickups.
Within those days, the car was a severe sign of the royal family. It means that ordinary people couldn’t even think about having a personal car. As another shocking rule of that era, let’s indicate the fact that all procedures of selling and buying cars have been entirely dedicated to the royal family. Coincidentally, those wealthy traders & business owners who have been mainly through the royal family were the only ones who could own any types of personal cars as well.
Iran historical cars museum is where to maintain scarce cars of the world
Classic cars have gained a lot of fans over the years. Of course, the reason for this is quite clear. The appearance of these cars is very spectacular and attractive and they have a very high build quality. That is why the municipality of Tehran decided to open an Iran historical cars museum. This museum was built on land with an area of 22,200 square meters. The main hall of the museum is a 10,000 square meter roofed space, of which 3,000 square meters is dedicated to the exhibition and you can watch it for hours.
There are currently 45 very unique, special, and historic cars inside Iran Car Museum. It is also interesting to know that there are two carriages and three motorcycles in this museum, which are very old. The number of these cars has increased over time. Collecting all these unique and desirable examples of classic cars is a very difficult task that has been done with great patience. Also, the maintenance of these cars is a very sensitive task. A little carelessness can damage these rare jewels.
Introducing the most important vehicles in Iran car museum
As we mentioned, inside this beautiful and spectacular museum, there are about 50 different vehicles. But you will definitely prefer to know more about the cars in the collection to visit the car museum and pay the entrance fee. For this reason, we want to introduce you to some examples of unique cars of the Iran Car Museum.
The royal carriage of Nasser al-Din Shah or the rare carriage
Have you ever heard of the royal carriage of Nader-Shah? A rare carriage is the name of a famous royal carriage built by order of Nasser al-Din Shah in Vienna. The rare carriage is about 120 years old and is made of gold. In addition to the beautiful appearance of this stroller, there is an exciting story behind it. Nasser al-Din Shah on the last trip of his life went to the shrine of Hazrat Shah Abdul Azim. But he did not know that he was going to be killed by Mirza Reza Kermani during this trip. After Mirza Reza Kermani assassinated him, the royal family decided to put Nasser al-Din Shah’s body in a carriage so that people would think the king was still alive. In this way, they wanted to keep the country out of chaos. Now this old and historical carriage is located on the right side of the hall at the beginning of your entrance to the car museum.
The coronation carriage is also made by Austrian artists and is at least one hundred years old. This beautiful carriage dates back to the Qajar period. At that time, the carriage was azure blue. Gold has been used in the construction of its exterior. This beautiful carriage had a royal use even until the Pahlavi era. During the Pahlavi period, this carriage was painted black and used in the coronation ceremony. The coronation carriage is also in the car museum next to the rare carriage.
Rolls Royce Ahmad Shah Qajar
The first car that Ahmad Shah Qajar brought to Iran was a linear six-cylinder Rolls-Royce. Built-in 1906, the car could reach speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour. On the other hand, one of the reasons why Rolls-Royce Ahmad Shah is special is that only 6,000 units of this car have been produced in the world. This car is turned on using the handle and switch and is a very rare version. The model of this Rolls-Royce is Silvergost of the 20s. He also bought another Rolls-Royce because of Ahmad Shah’s interest in British luxury cars. This car, which was a Phantom 4 model, is a very rare example in the world. Only 18 units of this car are produced globally. It is interesting to know that only one of these 18 devices is designed to be bulletproof and this is the same car that Ahmad Shah bought. The car looks like a tank and has very thick glass and a body. However, the eight-cylinder engine could propel the Phantom 4 to 260 km / h.
Iran Car Museum officials believe that the Mercedes-Benz K500 is one of the museum’s most valuable assets. Built-in 1934, the K500 was one of the world’s first supercars. The car, of which only 354 were produced worldwide, was one of the first cars to reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour. This Mercedes-Benz can be considered as the basis for building up-to-date Benz models.
Inside the Iran car museum hall, two limousines stand out the most. The first limousine is a Benz 600 that looks tall and beautiful. On the other side of the hall is a large six-cylinder limousine with headlights mounted on the bumper. The reason for installing the lights on the bumper was to create a better view. But the important thing about this limousine is the use of six kilos of gold in its construction!
If you are interested in classic cars, you will surely lose your mind when you hear the name of Lamborghini Cantash. The Lamborghini Cantash is one of the super sports cars of the seventies made in Italy. The cantash is arguably the most successful Lamborghini in history. The cantash in the Tehran Automobile Museum was built in 1974 and has a 12-cylinder inline engine. With a volume of 3,900 cc, this engine can produce up to 370 horsepower and reach a speed of 310 kilometers per hour.
The only car from the partnership of Porsche, Benz, and Volkswagen
It is interesting to note that at some point in time, three of the world’s leading German automakers, Porsche, Benz, and Volkswagen, decided to work together. This collaboration led to the production of a car that was unfortunately not welcomed in the public market. For this reason, this was the first and last collaboration between three famous German carmakers. Now the last survivor of this collaboration is in the Tehran Auto Museum.