Monday, November 10, 2014

Louwman Museum

My friend Seth and his family just recently finished another road trip vacation with an epic drive through Holland & Germany with his Hillman Minx. They visited the amazing Louwman Museum, if you arrive in a car older than 40 years then you can park by the front door rather than in the regular car park round the back!...
Great Job Seth!...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Paykan Overload#60

Commemorating Ashura.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Smart Blondes

Wave Maker

quattro777's GLS Revisited







Just about two years ago I made a post about quattro777's GLS. Here is the mouth drooling end result! Absolutely Brilliant!

Paykan Overload#59

Photo taken by me in central Tehran. 

Al2SiO4(F,OH)2

Last year I had another post about this car. This was a special edition Hutner done only in this Topaz color. Photo by: pyntofmyld 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cu

Photo taken by me in Tehran. :)

Beautiful New Zealand

Photo by: Annihilator1111

Paykan Overload#58

Sweet garlic seller. Photo taken by me in Abbasabad, Mazandaran 

Live For Drift


Drift enthusiast from Peru. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Abandoned Arrow#18

Photo by: Saber Mahmoudian

Mediterranean Gazelle


Another rare sighting, according to Eddie (CarSpottingSweden) this is the only surviving Singer Gazelle in Matla. And the gentlemen behind the boat is the original owner.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paykan Rhytidectomy (69-71)






These photos are the most important documents I have came across since the creation of this blog 5 years ago! They are courtesy of Matthew Ollman over at the Rootes Archive Center, who has spent a lot of time searching through and scanning them for me.

They were found among negatives dated between 1969-1971, so the exact date is not known. The biggest criticism toward Paykan was lack of major updates during it's 38 years production, and these photos clearly shows that Chrysler/Rootes with probable request of IranNational were looking into facelifting the Paykan as early as four years into production. 

There are lots of different badges on these mock-up models. Front grille says Humber, rear wings says Plymouth, front wings says New Yorker and at the back says Gran Coupe. Plus some illegible Farsi fonts on the sketches. but apparently these were put on to throw off speculations about the true purpose of these models.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blue Machine Update#2

I received an email from Shelley saying that NUL 969L used to belong to her husband back in 1978! Thanks Shelly for sending me the photo, I'm sure that Duncan (current owner) would really appreciate this. Duncan presently is real busy restoring this beautiful Blue Machine. I wish him the best of luck!...