Tehran: The Paykan

Paykan automobiles have been manufactured in Iran since 1967. In Tehran, they are ubiquitous. Rivers of little white Paykans flow through the chaotic streets. These four-cylinder cars, used as taxis and personal cars, sell today for around US$8,000.

Photos by Reese Erlich and Keith Porter
© 2001 by The Stanley Foundation
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Paykan front view.

Street full of Paykans.
Paykan side view.