Friday, April 29, 2011

Vitamin C

Paul from Australia sent me these photos of his Royal 660 Hunter! Guess what though? I had a post about this car before, this is that Alien Hunter! So far it has changed color twice. Thanks Paul for the photos! I think the car looks fantastic in this Vitamin C color! ;)

Paykan Overload#14

Photos by: Kombizz

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Darling Buds of May

A 1970 Hillman Hunter Estate at The Darling Buds of May Classic Car Show on the set of the original TV series. Photo by: classic vehicle


Photo by: DavidNollet

Peter Osgood

Peter Leslie Osgood and family, photo from Coventry Transport Museum archive & mugstorehouse!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Snowing On Red

I Love this picture, found it randomly at Maryam HasanNejad's brilliant blog: Bright Active.

Eva Nera

Most likely a Sunbeam Vogue (exported version of the Singer Vogue) in a scene at Hong Kong from the 1976 movie Eva Nera.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Count The Paykans#18

Ah.... what a lovely view, you can sit there all day and count the Paykans! ;)
Another Photo from: Kombizz

Shore Biege

This is a recently sold Hunter in the UK. This car was fully restored in 2008/09. According to the seller: "It came off the UK Scandinavian export line and has front side quarter windows, thought to be the only one like this in the country".
I am not too sure about the quarter windows, I have spotted other MkII Hunters with those windows, but it is interesting fact that this was intended to be an export car. I guess the Scandinavians can't have it ALL! ;)

Mobile Boutique

Lady selling ladies clothes in her Paykan! Photo by: Kombizz

Pimped Out Mum-mobile!

GO Mum-mobile! ;)
Photo by: day 192

Friday, April 22, 2011


This is actually a used car dealer, they use flowers to attract buyers. You buy a car and get to take some nice flowers home too, Brilliant!



Beautifully shot by Mahdi Vaghary Shorcheh. It reminded me of the iconic Behind the Gare St. Lazare photo.

No.1 & No.2

These used to be Monica's Hunters. The No.1 was her first car and it was bought in 1978, she then and I'm quoting her here "foolishly" replaced it with a Lada! But she was then fortunate enough to find the Hunter No.2 (79-80 T reg. Chrysler Hunter) when she and again I'm quoting here "realized her mistake"! ;) Her son also passed his driving test in No.2.
Thanks Moinca for sharing your Hunter stories. I wish you kept that No.2 there are only handful of those Chysler Hunters are around these days.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


From the incredible journeys of:

Iron Man

From: SherpaVanFan

Paykan Lowrider#32

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Endangered Husky

I have been desperately trying to find more information about this South African creature, so far the only piece of information available was the above advert. But now finally we can take a closer look at one example here at:

So it turns out that Iran wasn't the only country blessed with the pick-up version of Arrow, the mighty Paykan Pick-Up, the South Africans had their own version called: Dodge Husky! In comparison to the Paykan version, it has thicker B-pillars and the body-side follows the Hunter sedan character lines. The above car has been modified obviously, but it is very exciting to know that at least one example is in running order over there! :)

Extra, Extra Special Thanks to my dear friend Reza! without him this Blog would come to a screeching halt! Reza-jan Dastee Shooma Daard Nakooneh Azizam!...


Photo by: Farbud

Red Hot!

This model was simply called Hillman GT, interestingly they didn't use Hunter.


Leicestershire-Vehicle-Photography has recently uploaded these very nice snaps from the 1980 Paykan at the Coventry Transport Museum. I have featured this car before, but I guess fame is a Biaatch! ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Glass Fiber

Found more nice shots of this V8 Monster!
Photos by: monkey house1

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Count The Paykans#17

From the brilliant: Life Goes On In Tehran

Friday, April 15, 2011


A very late model Hunter (T-plate: August 1978 to July 1979) crashing with a Ford Transit. From Minder Series 4 Episode 7 - If Money Be the Food of Love. Snap from: Trigger's Retro Road Tests!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Stripe

The famous orange stripe that designates Tehran Taxis.
Photo by: saarkev


From a 1975 Rootes/Chrysler Advert.
Image from: Leicestershire-Vehicle-Photography

Paykan Lowrider#31

Notice the older bumpers, they are nicknamed Shamshiri (Sword Style), exquisite isn't it? ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Peach Hunter

Roh from Netherlands sent me pictures of this 1967 Sunbeam Hunter. It is an unusual color so I go with what I think describe it the best; "Peach"! ;)

Thank Roh for the photos, your car looks amazing!