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. RUFFNUTT

    ruffnutt was a name i made uo back in 97 when i was smokeing some mint leaves dipped in ether, right after we dropped two hits of white blotter.

    anyways after rideing my bike around kcmo for two days strait that was might nickname.. not sure where it came from.

    plus i gave myself a haircut cause i thought i was a good idea at the time.. lightning bolts on the side and a rat tail.. we also stripped my car with paint striiped cause we were going to paint it in the drive way but then we fell asleep.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fiona

    These boards have been like listening to a conversation between Sybil and the 3 faces of Eve. Just the same 2 people, over and over.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bambam

    That's sounds manly unlike ur other post up there

    January 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @RUFFNUTT

    What color is it now?

    January 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joe

    housing projects? more like nucleur weapons program.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @bambam

    And you would know all about being manly, seeing as you're gay.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank

    I just can't wait, till when they auction a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 hemi and Edelbrock six – pack; racing cam; Cragar mags; Thrush dual exhaust package. No less than 500 street horsepower.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      i'd sell my kidney for one of those..

      January 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    primer black..

    January 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @Jeff Frank

    Riiiiiiiggggghhhhttt!

    January 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @RUFFNUTT

    Cool.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @RUFFNUTT

    How about your left nutt?

    January 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John Kaufman, Oceanside, CA

    Lets get off the gay thing and the stoned thing, the car has the same historical note as Hitlers car did after he was dictator. Maybe America needs a dictator also then we can be praised by Iran.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bambam

    How would I no about being manly if I were gay if I were gay which I'm not I would be womanly don't you think

    January 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT

    turn out paint you car when on drugs is a bad idea.. but it's not to bad flat black.. one day when i sell enuff weed i'll get it painted.

    black with flames and i'll also get a madmax type supercharger.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dear name hacker.

    the gay this is pretty lame and worn out now.

    please come up with a new insult or something.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
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