The Paykan is a car built by the Iranian company Iran Khodro, based on the 1966 Hillman Hunter, the Pakyan came about after the Iranian government set up the nationally owned car factory to produce cheap cars for the Iranian people.
[youtube hWXT9sMcRwc]The National Car Museum of Iran opened in 2001 in Karaj which is a city about 20 km west of the capital Teran. The museum has an amazing collection of classic vehicles which were owned by the last Shah of Iran who was exciled and died in 1979. The collection includes several beautiful Rolls Royce's including a Siver Spirit, Phantom III, IV, a Stutz Blackhawk, several Ferraris including a 500 Superfast, and 365GT BB, a Maserati Ghibli Coupe and even a Mercedes Benz 500K which was owned by Hitler . The cars were hidden underground and even pushed into water when the Shah fled Iran, they have since been found, restored and put on display.