Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Seven-Ups

A 1969 Sunbeam Arrow in the 1973 movie The Seven-Ups starring Roy Scheider, you can watch the awesome 10min car chase here on YouTube. This movie was shot in New York City.

Monday, April 20, 2009

71 Hillman Hunter Estate




A nice example of the Hillman Hunter estate (Station Wagon). I believe this has to be a custom paint job, I don't think Rootes offered any two-tone colors. This car is an Automatic, very rare in the UK.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paykan Lowriders

Burgundy Paykan



A pre-revolution era Paykan in pristine condition.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunbeam Arrow In Canada



Another Automatic Sunbeam Arrow spotted in California.

Correction: it appears that this car actually located in BC, not Caly.

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 Tail-Lamps



Yes these Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 Tail-Lamps are also from the Hillman Hunter.

Hillman Hunter GT In Australia


Hillman Hunter in Australia. I believe those double-decker Tail-Lamps were unique to the Australian Market. Nice Wheel & Tire package!

Update: Those taillights were used in other market also, like in South Africans Hunters.

Aston Martin Vantage's Tail-Lamps




Yes it is true, these Tail-Lamps on the Aston Martin Vantage are indeed from the Hillman Hunter. It was very common back in the seventies, specially on British & Italian Cars, to share exterior parts with each other instead of tooling up new ones.

Sunbeam Arrow In Toronto, Canada



This is an Automatic Sunbeam Arrow, the exported version of Hillman Hunter for North American market, it is currently owned by an Iranian in Toronto, Canada. Notice that he has already replaced the badges with the Iran Khodro's logo.

Paykan Lowrider #5

Paykan Hearse!

Paykan Overload #2

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Paykan Scissor Door!

Ah Yes! This was a very popular option offered by Iran Khodro... I'm just kidding.

Paykan Overload #1

1968 Hillman Hunter Rally Car

This is a 1968 Hillman Hunter Rally car, it was auctioned in 2006 for the Hammer Price of £25,500.

Paykan Lowrider #4

You Comfy? Are you sure?...

Hmmm... No comment really, what is going on here?!....

Dude, Where's My Paykan?

Paykan 1347

Celebrating the birth of Paykan. The car got ridiculed at the beginning, Iranians used to drive much bigger cars in the 50s and 60s. This picture is from 1967 (1347 Iranian Calender), the first year of production in Iran.

Correction: The photo is a promotional photo. The laughing lady is Elaheh Azodi, she was the Miss Iran of 1968, and she was given a Paykan as a gift. First year of Paykan production was 1967, May of 1967 to be exact, and the above photo was taken in 1968.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Paykan Lowrider #3

Paykan Burnout

Impressive really!....

Paykan Limo!


Paykan Limousine, another custom work by somebody in Iran, almost certainly the only example of its kind.

Amor de la Velocidad

Paykan on the cover of Kiosk's second album Love Of Speed.

Paykan Convertible #1

A convertible Paykan was never in production, this is just a customized attempt in Iran.

Paykan Lowrider #2




Out-Hunters Hunter

Another old Ad for Hillman Hunter. I believe those double-decker tail lamps were unique for the Australian market.

Amir-Abbas Hoveida

Amir-Abbas Hoveida the Prime Minister of Iran from 65-77 was rumored to drove himself to work and around town in a Paykan.

Paykan Lowrider #1

How low can you go?

Mansour #1

This is an old photo of my friend Kamyar standing next to his Paykan nicknamed Mansour. We can write a book about Mansour, poor car went through a lot back then. More about this car later...

Hillman Vogue

This is an advert for the Australian version of Hillman Hunter, called Hillman Arrow.

Oct12th 2011 Update: This advert is actually for the South African version of the Rootes Arrow series. It shows the top of the rang Hillman Vogue version, they also sold Hillman Hunter, and Hillman Safari versions. For more details check this post.