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Those Crazy Iranians and Their American Muscle Cars.

Posted in Bizarre, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Cool Stuff, Dodge, Ford, muscle cars by MrAngry | November 13th, 2010 | 5 Responses |

Iranian Muscle Cars

So apparently Iran, that sandy country over in the Middle East, has a hardcore group of American muscle car enthusiasts roaming the streets. I probably shouldn’t be surprised in the least, as the muscle car is iconic amongst petrol heads. I mean what’s not to like? You take one mid-size coupe or sedan and shoehorn in a massive push-rod V8 that pumps out gobs of horsepower and torque. It’s a recipe that’s captured the hearts of millions in America, as well as around the world. GM’s, Ford’s and Chrysler’s are all present and accounted for, and while there are not that many of them, there are enough for Iranian enthusiasts to be able to get together at Azadi Stadium Race Track in Tehran for little side by side, tire smoking action.

Iranian Muscle Cars

You may be wondering how the hell these old muscle cars actually made their way over to Iran in the first place, but the answer is quite simple. In the 1970’s there were thousands of students from Iran who attended American universities and colleges. When their education was up, and thanks to an Iranian tax exemption, each student was allowed to ship back to Iran, one car from the United States. It should be no surprise then that these students took advantage of the American muscle car craze and went buck-wild when it came time for them to make their purchases. It’s now 40 years later and the biggest complaint that these owners have it simply keeping these old cars on the road, as parts for old American cars are extremely hard to come by. Be that as it may, it just goes to show you that there are muscle car enthusiasts hiding in every corner of the globe.

Source: NYTimes.com

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5 Responses

  1. I saw no less then 15 American Muscle cars driving along the highways in Saudi during my time serving in the first Gulf War. I was shocked when I was passed by a 1970 Trans AM 455 HO. Just seeing that little piece of home rolling by brought a huge smile to my face.

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  3. azalia says:

    Iran had a good relation with US before its islamic revolution , and after that , any purchase of USA has banned .
    you are living in USA and you are not aware of a real condition in iran .You can buy american cars easily , these guys , collect old american cars hardly , and buy their instruments from usa hardly , so I think you should respect them , If they do not have more , It is their government fault , not people . Nowadays every one knows that most of Iranian people do not want their government .

  4. an iranian girl says:

    When Iran’s government don’t allow them more , It is not fair to judge them in this way and call them CRAZY!
    instead , you can call Iran’s president and government crazy

  5. alex.teryaki@hotmail.com says:

    You are really jealous about Iran. Iran is cultural and not a sandy country, go and read geography then talk about what you know. Iran is a country with more than 7000 thousand years of history and rich culture. They also have a very rich culture. Their people are really kind to everyone even a person coming from a foreign country. So go and study History, Geography and culture then talk about this country and don’t be JEALOUS.