Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unbridled Sunbeam

My dear friend Phil has recently moved from San Francisco to Kentucky. Here is a recent picture from his Sunbeam Arrow in its new habitat. The car looks great Phil! Love those Rostyles! Wish you luck in finishing it up, and hope you get it on the road soon!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Paykan Lowrider#37

...and in accordance with the post below, here some more Paykan Lowriders, also known as Paykan Pawkootah; which literally means short-legged! ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Brilliant shots of Seth's Hillman Minx from this past Sunday at the Retro Rides Gathering 2011. Congratulations to Seth for winning the Hard Slam category!!! Photos by: reverendpixel

Legs In Motion

Another rare sight in Iran! ;)

Black Gazelle

The Singer badged from the Rootes Arrow series car was made from 1967-70. The Singer Gazelle was based on the Hillman Minx, and the Singer Vogue was based on the Hillman Hunter trim. They were both placed upmarket from the Hillmans.
These were the last cars who carried the name Singer. Consider yourself extremely lucky if you got an Arrow series Singer! ;)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rare Orange Speck

You don't see many of these orange Paykan Taxis these days in Tehran, but I have lots of memories with them. Photo by: Mahdi Ayat

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

1967 Hillman Minx From Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

Wrought Grille

Need to get my hands on one of these! ;)

The Place To Be

Victoria that is.

Count The Paykans#31

King of Drift

...and you thought Drifting was something new?!... ;)

Paykan Lowrider#36

Trip Planners

I believe this was from a German advert, for the Sunbeam Vogue. I must say I like the grey with red interior option, very Vogue indeed! ;)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paykan Overload#20

Photo from: CurveTo

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jersey Shore

NO! Not that Jersey Shore, these brilliant shots were taken near this Jersey Shore. ;)
Photos from: ubrennah

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ridin Shotgun

In Iran taxis are like buses, they pack in as many passengers as they can, in many instances a Paykan Taxi would have 5 passengers in it; not including the driver! Photo from: rigelchiu


Judging by the Tigger sitting on the rear shelf, I can confidently say this is the exterior of that Deep Purple. ;)

Photo from: maxustaxus

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Parts Passage

Somewhere south of Tehran. Photo by: Ed Giles

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Campers

Brilliant captures, well... except for the Kinky Guy out there! ;@ These snaps are from spelio trips in Australia with their Hillman Hunter Safari. I had another post about them last year check it out here.

Paykan Overload#19

Photo from: chciauto

Side Bend

Another Hunter Spotted in Malta by: Crs086

Count The Paykans#30

Photo taken from Azadi Tower by Rafael Robles L.

Money Movers

A 1967 Hillman Arrow from the 1978 Australian movie Money Movers.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Brilliant photo of a Paykan Javanan by F . A . R . S . H . I . D

Ripe Red

Photo was taken at Ambrley, UK by john lilburne

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011


1969 Sunbeam Vogue Dutch advert. Ha! Rootes didn't even bother showing it in LHD!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Paykan Overload#18

Brown Arrow

This is a recent purchase by wilko220 over at Autoshite. Congratulations! Thanks for saving another Rootes gem, and welcome the to the Arrow family mate! ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Count The Paykans#28

Tehran, Azadi Square. Photo by: Schahryar

Sun Damage

From Australian Cobra Club.

The Boiling City

For those you haven't been to Tehran, check out Meet The Boiling City & Drive Thru Tehran by Bahman Kaveh.