Herald in Persia

We nowadays might associate Iran more likely with "Mullah" and "Bomb", but in the 60s, before the islamic, iranian revolution, there were women not only without hijab, but far less covered, and, there were interesting western cars to be seen all around.

 

The most known car enthusiast was the Shah himself, who owned besides a fleet of Rolls Royce a Lamborghini Miura,  Mercedes-Benz 540K, , Ferrari 500 Superfast Superamerica, Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (and over hundred more cars)

 

 

But if you aren't talking about high end exotics, for the urban, mid income, population, a Triumph Herald was a respected car, in a time, not that much different to the west and it feels like million miles away from where we are today. 

A picture with a lot of symbolic momentum, that, even without any car knowledge, can go in any history textbook. 

 

The 1939 Bugatti Type 57C was given to Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum
The 1939 Bugatti Type 57C was given to Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum