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  • n. An automobile very popular in Iran from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.


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  • It was a typical Iranian-made Paykan: seat covers worn with the residue from thousands of passengers; rear window handles removed; a chain bolted from one side of the chassis to the other to prevent the front seat from shifting too far back—the whole package a hurtling chunk of metal perfect for imposing yourself on Tehran traffic with a nothing-to-lose recklessness.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • He was a government worker but needed extra cash and drove the grimiest turquoise Paykan.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • They did this for ex-soviet cars why not the Paykan.

    The last one (almost) « Transmission – BBC Top Gear

  • The well-paved streets are roiling with cars -- little Paykan sedans, mostly, but also shiny Peugeots and even the odd BMW.

    Iran Follies

  • Reminiscent of the hospitality I had been encountering throughout the country, they pulled up beside me in Hassan's car a battered old Paykan with BMW insignia emblazoned wherever possible and offered to drive me to wherever I needed to go.

    The Full Feed from

  • An old model of Paykan (Iran's National car) near Chaldoran, West - Photown News

  • Iran Khodro Paykan recently, and a couple of you mentioned the pickup version of the Paykan.


  • As many as eight top clubs from around the world, Cimed (Brazil), Zamalek (Egypt), Paykan


  • In the final today, Belchatow will clash with favourites Trentino of Italy, who humbled Iran 's Paykan 25-18, 25-22, 25-19 in 76 minutes in the second semifinal.


  • TEHRAN, IRAN – Kaveh Ahmadi, a taxi driver and veteran of the 1980-88 war with Iraq, was quivering with indignation as he wove his aging Iranian-made Paykan at high speed through the heavy evening traffic of Iran’s capital, Tehran.

    Firedoglake » Oh Please


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