By on January 2, 2011

There’s a slightly used 1977 Peugeot 504 on the market, and the last bid stood at one million $.

One owner only: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His car was put on an international auction this Saturday, Iranian state media reported as per the Business Recorder. According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, the bid came from an Arab country.
The car even has its own website. The proceeds of the auction will go to “a project to build 60,000 homes for the disabled and to needy women who are providing for their families.”

Even Muriel Martin gave the Persian Prez. the thumbs up: “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has but one redeeming quality, and that’s his taste in daily drivers…”  That plug probably drove the price up another $500K. The car would be LeMons worthy, but the price would get it disqualified.

Still, something doesn’t compute. A million dollars – to pay for 60,000 houses? That’s $16 per house. What will needy women get in Iran?  A doghouse?

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9 Comments on “Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man? And How Much Would You Pay?...”


  • avatar
    Serj

    uh, it’s Murilee,..
     
    :)

    • 0 avatar

      Yeah, Bertel, Muriel is an old brand of cigars (and my Aunt Miriam’s legal English name).
      I’m sure that you’ll love these old commercials Edie Adams did for Muriel cigars in the 1950s and 60s. Bert, you’ll particularly like the one that starts at ~4:50 into the video.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gJ_PWbj0Bc
      Adams was the widow of Ernie Kovacs, the great comedian. The estate owed a ton in taxes to the IRS, so Adams took the contract with Muriel (one of Kovacs’ sponsors was a competing cigar company, Dutch Masters).
      Edie Adams had the full package: smart, good acting talent, good comedic chops, fine singer and drop dead gorgeous.
      A few more of her Muriel ads. What a sexy broad! The ads are dripping with sex, innuendo and Freudian symbols.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQciQ9wfi60
      This one is with jazz sax player Stan Getz:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EbLIdE88Q
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVYySKyBbUs

  • avatar
    Lantern42

    I don’ think this is the only source of funding for the project.

  • avatar
    Stingray

    I’d buy a Peykan, in good condition. Not from him.

    About the price of the houses… it’s demagogy at its best. Chavez and him are not “best friends” de gratis

  • avatar
    bevo

    What car? This man does not own a car. I see no proof that he ever owned a car. We should explore this issue. It must be investigated.
    There are many people who believe this guy never owned a car. Their voices must be heard. The evidence for both sides should be presented. People should decide whether he owned a car.
    Some academics in American do not believe he owned a car. A few question the existence of car ownership by the people of Iran. Their argument falls into either the number of Iranians who own a car is greatly overstated or pictures of people of driving cars in Iran are fake.
    Many Christians believe car ownership in the Middle East is an elaborate hoax perpetuated by those governments to ensure the world does not believe they ride around in donkey-pulled carts. The eventual goal by these Middle Eastern governments is to guilt western auto companies into building car plants in the Middle East.
    If we are denied this great debate, then we must conclude that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not own a car.
     
     

  • avatar
    John Fritz

    Being a purchasing agent, I know the answer to the 60 thousand house question: Quantity pricing discount. That’s how ol’ Mahmoud is getting such a sweet deal.

  • avatar
    MRF 95 T-Bird

    Wonder if the Peugeot’s radio is tuned to the Iranian versions of Limbaugh, Hannity and Savage?

  • avatar
    Jedchev

    I wouldn’t buy this Pug from this guy. As far as Iranian cars, I want the 1979 Cadillac Iran. It’s a Seville manufactured in Iran with a much more powerful version of the Olds 350 Engine. The Shah was a big believer in the first-gen Seville and loved it so much he built a factory.


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