Monday, February 28, 2011

Paykan Lowrider#28

Clean example of 1981 model year.

Singer Hunter

So here is an interesting fact: Rootes Group acquired the "Hunter" name from Singer Motor Company. The Singer SM1500 was the first car produced by Singer after WW II. It was launched in 1948, and had an overhead camshaft engine, very unique for it's time. But in 1954 the car was re-branded as the Singer Hunter. The Singer company was heading for bankruptcy though, and was taken over by Rootes Group in 1956.
The Hunter name was then revived by Rootes for our beloved Arrow Series, in the form of the Hillman Hunter!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


1968 Singer Vogue advert. If this doesn't scream luxury and sophistication then I don't know what is. :)

Don't Be Jealous can do this too. ;)

Before Noon

It's Winter

Screen shots from the 2006 movie It's Winter directed by Rafi Pitts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Green Bucket

Nobody should underestimate the Hillman Hunte GLS! 0-60 was faster than the BMW 2002 by 0.2s, and in some figures had more than 110hp. Ok, I admit the comparison ends right there at 0.2s, but The GLS is not your run of the mill family saloon!... Should I go on again about the 68 London to Sydney Marathon?!... ;)

Car above belonged to: Cycling Saint

Paykan Overload#10

Vantage Point

Yes I know... I have covered this before. But I found this cool shot in this awesome site and wanted to make another post about Aston Martin Vantage, and point out that the Tail-Lamps are from, you guessed it right, the Rootes Arrow Series! ;)


Photo by: Alooche

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crunch Time

From Minder Series 3 Episode 13, 1982. Snaps from: Trigger's Retro Road Tests!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Once Again... Among the Avengers

Paykans are racing along locally built Hillman Avengers at the Azadi Stadium Complex.

Among the Avengers

Hillman Hunters & Hillman Avengers at the Rootes Ryton plant. The factory was originally constructed by the Rootes Group in 1940 to build aircraft engines during the WW2. After the war it became the headquarters of Rootes. Chrysler (who acquired Rootes in 1967) sold the plant for a symbolic $1.00 to PSA Peugeot Citro├źn in 1978.

Paykan Striptease

Only if Rootes Group used a little bit more imagination, the result would have been so fantastic!... ;)

Red Lodge

The Red Lodge, Bristol 1986. Photo by: Aztec West

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Count The Paykans#11

Photo by: Behzad No

Cyprus Hunter

Photo was taken back in 1992 by: rsturbo102255

Beige Camouflage

A Paykan in full camouflage (defense mechanism) action, spotted by: richardcnorman

Monday, February 21, 2011

STIGY & Friends

I strongly disapprove! :@

Paykan Lowrider#27


Another example of those really rare Sunbeam Vogues. Photo is from the massive archive of

Yazd Panorama

City of Yazd Panorama by: dutchcaps

Sunday, February 20, 2011

GT in B&W

Example of the Hillman Hunter GT, which is the evolution of the first Hillman GT model.

Snoop Dog

From: mahidoodi

Red Sceptre

Photos by: pyntofmyld

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Good Intentions

What a Brilliant Idea! You got yourself a Paykan Taxi, which can haul up to 5 passengers, then why not just make it into a convertible, it be so much more fun! ;) Photo was taken at 2006 in the city of Ahvaz by: maHidoodi


Friday, February 18, 2011

Children of Heaven

From the 1997 movie Children of Heaven.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Every Inch A Man's World

Paykan Lowrider#26

Morecambe Station

Photo by: Philandthehounds

Tomato Paste

If you don't know what I'm on about read this. ;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blue With Envy

Another beautiful example of Hillman Hunter GLS.