Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shah In Paykan

Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran shown here at the opening ceremony of Iran National (Iran Khodro), where the production of Paykan began in the late 60s.
Shah was an avid car fan and collector; among him and the Royal Family there were an impressive array of cars. The most notable one was Shah’s custome built 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, which has gone through an amazing restoration lately. He actually owned 2 Miuras the other one was a Miura SVJ, this one also is outside of Iran now, and was purchased for $490,000 by actor Nicholas Cage. Cage sold it to a collector in the UK for an undisclosed sum in 2004.

You can see a collection of Shah & the Royal Family cars here at the National Car Museum of Iran.

And you can see a picture of Shah with Enzo Ferrari himself here!

The Lockheed Mystery...

These Hillman Hunter contact prints were among close to 2000 photos of old cars that were discovered back in 1999. You can read the story and view the photos here: The Lockheed Mystery.

Paykan Trilogy

Photos by haleh anvari from the Peykan Hamchenan Miderakhshad! (Paykan Continues to Shine!) series found on Aksbazi. Notice the Iran Khodro badge on the window crank knob! Impeccable Detail! isn't it?...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Paykan Painting

Paintings by Adel Yunessi featuring Paykan at Assar Gallery in Tehran, Iran.