Monday, May 31, 2010


Yep, It a V8!... That thing must be quick!... Only if Rootes... Ah... Nevermind! ;)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alireza's Hunter

Alireza from Sweden sent me these pictures from his 73 Hunter. He found this one on west side of Norway 3 years ago, it was left outside and needed some works. He owned another Hunter before this one also.

Alireza thanks for the pictures! the car looks great, it looks just like a Paykan now! ;)

I'm Outta Time...

Madonna & Humber Sceptre!... How about adopting these vintages?!... :/

Watch the full video here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Taming The Gazelle!!!.........

Although the reality of this event has not sunk in yet, but I cannot delay this announcement any further!... Yes the pictures are real, and YEEEEEESSSSS!!!! As of last week I am a proud owner of a 1968 Singer Gazelle!!!....... I give you few moments here so you can wipe that drool, and bring your jaw back to the close position. ;) ok, now when you’re ready continue below:

The car was purchased from Newcastle, UK. After few weeks of intense planning the Gazelle arrived in Baltimore on May13th. First of all, I need to extend my sincere thanks to my friend Nic. Not only he helped me throughout this acquisition, but also agreed to come along with his FJ Cruiser to help with the towing. He was so excited about this trip he even forgot to pack some essentials... you know, things like socks and underwear... ;)

Nic and I arrived in Baltimore on Saturday, picked up the U-Haul trailer on Sunday, and by mid Monday I had the car cleared through customs and port authorities. It was around midnight when we got home, unhooked the Gazelle from the trailer and took it for a little spin, neither of us could believe how quite and smooth the ride was!...

A bit more about the Gazelle:
One lady owner for 42 years!... The car was her Valentine’s Gift (British V5 registration date is Feb 14th 1968). I purchased the car from the 2nd owner, which I also need to thank here for being very helpful to us. The car has done 60K original miles, and is in beautiful condition. We are going to try and confirm this, but according to some sources there are only handful of Singer Gazelle (Arrow Body) has survived.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Paykan Lowrider#13

Photo by Hussain Hafez

Spragg's Hunter

George and Brenda Spragg with their son Michael in the driveway of their home by their Hillman Hunter, 1974. To me this photo exemplifies Hunter's purpose, which was serving the British Middle Class family.

Photo from Gettyimages.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Old Man & The Paykan

Such a cute picture isn't it?... This Paykan is a 2002 model (Paykan was produced in Iran from 1967-2005).

Picture is from Shot In The World travel blog.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Space Gazelle

Space Traveling!... ;)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Turning Wheels

Look at that smile!... His enjoying that cornering G-Force, isn't it? ;)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Paykan Baptism

A bit too deep guys, try something shallower...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nice Stance

Old photograph of a 1968 Hillman Hunter in New Zealand.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Majestic Setting!

Brilliant photography by Alireza Behpour, taken on Tehran's northern Alborz mountain range. These are rare early model year Paykans, in absolutely amazing conditions. The grille on the purple one I believe has been modified though, that car should have the Javanan (GLS) grille. Another fantastic series of photos by Alireza, I encourage you to visit his flickr set.

Alireza! Agha Dameet Ghaarm!...

Update: The front Grille on the purple car is actually factory installed, IranNational used to offer the Javanan with that grille also.

Noma & Wagon

Noma and the Hunter Wagon, 1972. From TELportfolio family collection.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Paykan Lowrider#12

Purple Haze Baby!...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ginetta GRS Tora

This Hunter variation believe it or not was done by Ginetta. It was fiberglass body over the Hillman Hunter. I feel a bit sorry for this car, its so... how should I put it?... Confused?

Update: This looks to be a Series2 example, cause it has a one piece lift-gate and the fuel cap is located to the side.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Henry's Garage

... and few minutes later this Hunter turned into a pile of rust.

Photo from daviddb

Post update: This car is on Isle of Jersey plate, thanks to anonymous for the comment, but I think I know who you are! ;)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happily Ever After...

Somewhere north of Iran a Paykan is making love possible... ;)

Photo by Nader Davoodi

It's Underpriced!

From Chrysler Philipines? Who would have thought they sold them there? I really would love to know how many still exist there now, my guess is not too many.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Love...

Paykan you are my Love!... ;)

Taken from John & Barry Travel Blog.

Python Hunter

From Monty Python's Flying Circus episode 43.