Reports: $1M bid placed for Ahmadinejad's 1977 sedan
January 3rd, 2011
09:26 PM ET

Reports: $1M bid placed for Ahmadinejad's 1977 sedan

Someone appears to be pretty keen on getting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 34-year-old car.

Not long after Ahmadinejad put his 1977 Peugeot 504 up for auction to benefit a housing project, someone submitted a $1 million bid for the vehicle, Iranian state media reported this week.

An Iranian welfare official said the bid came from an Arab country but didn't give further details, according to state-run Press TV, citing the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.

Ahmadinejad recently decided to put his car (pictured) up for auction to help pay for a project building 60,000 houses a year for  disabled and low-income women who are providing for their families, according to Press TV and the auction's website.

People from around the world can submit bids at the auction site until the end of January, Press TV reported. Top bidders will then be invited to an in-person auction for the vehicle, the auction’s site says.

Ahmadinejad drove the vehicle when he was mayor of Tehran, before he became president in 2005, according to Press TV. The vehicle would be worth about $2,000 locally, Press TV said.

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  1. Mmmmm

    Public Project hoursing never works. I believe in economic diversity in the neighborhoods. Let the poor man and poor women with their families live next door to the rich millionaires. He's not helping the people he is funding a arabic, shanty town to isolate the indigents! You are not fooling me...you elitist!

    January 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James

    I just don't know what to do anymore.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @RUFFNUTT

    Like you did when you came out?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    iran is an awesome place.. like all the time people are getting stoned.

    they get to get stoned in public also.

    i was getting stoned in my 82 camaro the other day and some cop started harassing me telling me that getting stoned was illegal. after i rolled the window down all the way and he seen my three-wolves howling at the moon t-shirt he let me go after apologizing for messing up my high.

    if i lived in iran i'd be getting stonned all the time.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      LOL...really effenutt you too-2-two funny..,

      January 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @RUFFNUTT

    So?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bambam

    The gay guy is right some one is useing my name to

    January 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @bambam

    Really?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    maybe it's dr.bad?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mr. Ontopic

    ill give Three hundred for it. No more than that. Maybe rupert murdoch can pick up the slack before fox loses its american broadcast rights...oppsss.. Dont hurt me rupeee.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bambam

    Maybe drbad is a lunatick

    January 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT

    Its ok I'm gay two Mmmm

    January 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT

    if that pile is worth 1kk my camaro would be wouth like 3kk over there.

    if i was an arab over there i'd put a 327chevy and a turbo400 in it.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bambam

    Wow I could not have called that one

    January 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bambam

    Is that why you're name is ruffnutt

    January 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT

    i'd might put some airgrabber airshocks in the back plus some 'back-off' mud flaps in the back.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
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