Why Is Iran's National Car More Interesting Than You May Think?

Petrolicious recently sat down with Shaheen Armin, a young man who quit his job designing new cars in the U.S. in order to create a documentary about a nearly unknown classic car. The Paykan, or “Arrow” in Persian was made in Iran since the ’60s, becoming known as “the national car of Iran” mostly because it was made… » 4/30/15 2:12pm 4/30/15 2:12pm

The ultimate guide to Iranian car culture

There is more to Iran than pistachios, nukes, and ayatollahs. It’s a country of voluptuous racing drivers, abandoned Bizzarrinis, epic traffic jams, smoke-spewing Paykans, and a very laissez-faire approach to traffic control. Deranged world traveler Dániel Belényi has been going to Iran for over a decade and he’s… » 4/11/11 3:30pm 4/11/11 3:30pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The $39,975 Iran Khodro Paykan Deluxe 1600!

77% of readers thought the low-mileage Chryslerati » 9/08/08 8:00am 9/08/08 8:00am falls on the Crack Pipe side of the NPOCP Scale. That might be a bit harsh, but the K Car underpinnings of the Chrysler TC By Maserati may have seemed too . That's why today's car is something that we're pretty sure nobody has ever seen driving in the street in North…

Shopping For A Hillman Hunteramino? Iran Khodro Bardo!

We talked about the Hillman Hunter-based Iran Khodro Paykan recently, and a couple of you mentioned the pickup version of the Paykan. Well, Franzouse has done some digging, and it turns out that Iran Khodro still sells the Paykanamino, though they prefer to call it the Bardo. Before heading over to the IKI site, check… » 5/20/08 8:00am 5/20/08 8:00am