A Winter's Tale

Supercars...they're a breed apart, aren't they? Revered like rare species in a zoo, pampered and seldom allowed out into the wild, changing hands amongst rival collectors as their fury and spectacle-charged original purpose becomes an ever more distant memory. It wasn't always that way, and one illustrious owner in particular thought nothing of getting behind the wheel for a fast blast regardless of where and when. He's long since moved on, but we tracked down his car and it was eager to relive its youth. We decided to put it through its paces as His Imperial Highness might have almost half a century ago. Hopefully it inspires you too... Period Shah of Iran images by kind permission of Borzou Sepasi, whose book 'Iran Royal Garage' was the winner of the 2016 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award