Al Azadi was 24 years old when he moved to the U.S. to attend college in the mid-1980s. He had grown up in Iran, where his father had a small Jeep dealership. Supplies his father needed for the dealership were expensive in Iran, but Azadi was able to buy both surplus and even name-brand Jeep parts in the U.S. and ship them home to his father.

At the time, Azadi didn’t realize that he’d end up buying not just Jeep parts, but entire and historic Jeeps, assembling what is believed to be the best and likely largest such collection in the world.

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