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. henry

    most comments not related at all to the news , looks like drunk and under the impression people post comments

    January 4, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. JB

    WOW ,$1 Million for a 1977 Peugeat 504 . lol .Does it run on Iranian friendly and peaceful nucleur energy ?

    January 4, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. cesarr

    Rip off on the million dollar car.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Curtis

    My Hummer H2 takes poops that look similar to that piece...

    January 4, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. david

    I'm sure they took this car from someone they beheaded.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |


    January 4, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Marco

    What's the warranty?

    January 4, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. LOW LYF


    January 4, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Captain_Colossal

    that car is a POS just like Achmed-need-a-job

    January 4, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin

    So Ahmedinejad is selling his own things to fund a pretty noble cause and nobody cares? Isn't everyone in this country complaining because politicians are freely spending taxpayers' money without any accountability? Most people probably think Iran rounds up the disabled to make suicide bombs or something.

    January 4, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scranberry

    That looks like a great way to launder money. How else would he be willing to actually spend the money on WOMEN?
    There's more than one way to skin a hmad in ejad!

    January 4, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. savalan

    Most Iranians would like to sell Ahmadinejad himself for free.

    January 4, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dale

    @savalan is everyone from the middle east as uneducated as you? That wouldn't be selling, that would be giving. moron.

    January 4, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. salavan

    just wait you westerners will see how uneducated we are!

    January 4, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ahmadinejad

    Can't a N***a just sell a car? You people are crazy!

    January 4, 2011 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
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