Iran loves classic cars
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Although its leaders may be fraying international relationships, Iran is still a country which wants to attract tourists and this month the capital of Tehran played host to over a hundred classic cars.
This event was held for the second time this year and there were vintage vehicles on show from many of the world's top manufacturers, with brands originating from Europe and the US well represented.
A 1936 Mercedes-Benz was the most venerable vehicle on display, with most of the motors appearing courtesy of private owners or Iranian museums, according to PressTV.
The Automobile Club and Tourism Centre of Iran has been keen to keep up the momentum and interest generated by the first event of this series, which was held back in April.
Classics such as a Mercedes-Benz 600 and a Rolls Royce Corniche were shown off in the capital during the spring.
A spokesperson for the organisers said that they hope to take the classic car event to other cities in Iran, provided that they can secure the cooperation of those who own and maintain the vehicles.
Because classic car exhibitions are not common in Iran many of the vehicles on show this month had never been revealed to the public before.