Jeweled Auto, World’s Costliest, Owned by Persian Shah (Sep, 1931)

Jeweled Auto, World’s Costliest, Owned by Persian Shah

THE world’s most expensive car is valued at $125,000 and is owned by the great Shah of Persia. Finished in silver and upholstered in blue leather, this costly machine has hub caps, instrument panel and shift lever knob inlaid with diamonds and other precious stones, making the car the world’s greatest motor investment.

When the car is placed on display it is constantly guarded by a detail of picked soldiers and detectives, and with good reason, for the car proves a great temptation to clever thieves. A strong guard of mounted police also accompany the Shah whenever he takes a ride in his car to guard against the bandits which infest the highways.

4 comments
  1. r peltier says: December 13, 201012:24 pm

    I’d sure like to follow that car on a bumpy road!

  2. Christoph says: December 13, 20102:10 pm

    Bandits infest the highways while the Shah rides his diamond studded car.

    And the rest is history, as they say.

  3. TimE says: December 14, 20109:33 am

    Does anyone know what kind of car this was?

  4. JMyint says: December 14, 201012:56 pm

    It was a custom built body for a Peirce Arrow designed by George Woodfield and built by Brunn & Company of Buffalo NY.

    http://www.coachbuilt.c…

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