-ABOVE PHOTO: Shah's car now in the US -
Car: 1957 410 Superamerica Series II (PF Coupe)
Story: Chassis # S/N 0717, Grigio Fumo / Rosso. In July 1957 this Paris Salon car was sold new to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran. Empress Soraya Esfandiary of Persia got the car as a parting gift before the Shah got a new wife.
The car came to America in the 1960s and passed through several different hands. It was the 1978 "Best in Class" winner at Pebble Beach and 1980 "Best of Show" and "Phil Hill Award" winner at the FCA Nationals. The car was recently given a complete restoration and engine rebuild by Gran Turismo Motors in Glendale, California. It last appeared in the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in August 2002. The car was sold to its current owner Wayne Nelson of Longwood, Florida.