Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Count The Paykans#37

Taken at May 1978 by: papa3878


Found this Hillman Hunter MKII over at Near East University's car museum, in the Turkish republic of northern Cyprus.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Rengim's Eye

I stumble upon Rengim Mutevellioglu's photos today, I love her simple but yet captivating shots. They were shot in Mashad.


Photo by: john_mullin

Paykan Lowrider #44


Another one of those rare Singer Vogue estates.
From: simoncars.co.uk

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Source: Kamshots

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lemon Juice

Normally I can't stand yellow cars, but this Javanan looks cool as a cool lemmonade on hot summer day! I take one! ;) Thanks to my friend MOPAR for the photos!

Safari Stripes

A slightly blackened Hillman Hunter Safari in Australia, it also has the walnut dash, all wagons sold there has the plastic dash. Photo is from vklemans, it was taken at Canberra in 2007 at the Centenary of Hillman (1907-2007). Thanks Vic for the info!

Sky Blue

My dear friend Reza from Mashhad, whom I meet over at TT sent me a lot of photos of his much beloved Paykan, here is a sample. He has spent a lot of time restoring and documenting this car fully over at the forum.
Thanks Reza for the great photos, hope that The Wheels Keeps Turning For You; literal translation of: Charkhesh Baraat Becharkheh. ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

B&W Topaz

The Hunter Topaz was a Limited Edition of 1500 sold in the late 1975/1976. All had: Copperbeech metallic, Vinyl roof, Rostyle wheels, Push-button radio, Fawn brushed nylon seats, Servo-assisted brakes, Side repeater flashes, Overdrive, Inertia reel seatbelts. Photographed next to an Imp Caledonain, at the Rootes design studio courtyard in Coventry.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Dawn of...

Photo by: Lucas Kibrit

Thursday, November 17, 2011


1970 Sunbeam Sceptre French Brochure; variation of the same Humber Scepter advert.


Photo taken in Yazd, by Katrin&Claudio

Get Smart

1967 Sunbeam Arrow in Get Smart TV Series, 1965-1970 Ep. 2.29

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Early Snow

Tehran just got pounded with an unusually early snow storm.
Photo was taken in 2001, taken by Schahryar Fekri

Minx & Gazelle

Push & Pour

Images from The Flying Carpet Diary blog.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Box of Goodies

Among them the 1968 London to Sydney winner model; Hillman Hunter Corgi No.302.

...So Long As It's White

I'm not sure excatly when, but sometime in the mid to late 1980s Iran Khodro started offering the Paykans in white only, just in case you were wondering why there are so many white Paykans out there. ;)

Post title is was inspired by the famous Quote [Kwoht] from Henry Ford; he said about his Model-T: "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Use Every Day

Another very rare Singer Vogue Estate, this one is a G Reg. (1 August 1968 – 31 July 1969). Speicial thanks goes to Alan B Thompson to not only for the photo, but also for checking into the Reg. for me. Cheers Mate!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Death Cab for Cutie

You can hire a "Motorcycle Taxi" in Tehran... but I can assure you there is nothing cute about the ride! ;@
These brilliant photos are from: Paul Keller

Secret of Sex

From the 1970 movie Bizarre (original title Secret of Sex).

Hot Mustard

Friday, November 4, 2011

One Man's Humber Collection

MailOnline: "They were once loved by the British Army, prime ministers, and kings and queens alike. Humbers were known as the poor man’s Rolls-Royce.

But while more than 80 per cent of all the Rolls-Royces ever built can still be traced today, fewer than one in 100 Humbers has survived. Even more surprising, the largest collection in Britain isn’t kept in a national museum but belongs to a potato merchant from Hull.

Allan Marshall, 55, keeps 27 Humbers in a 10,000 sq ft building next to his lorry depot".

Obviously this collection would be totally worthless if it wasn't for that Gold Humber Sceptre MKIII! ;) For more info check out the HumberCarMuseum.

Paykan Lowrider#43

New Vogue

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Is Here...

Photo from: Reza Amanatchi