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The Hongqi limousines at the former Dalian Classic Car Museum in China

February 13, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

The Hongqi limousines at the former Dalian Classic Car Museum in China

The brilliant Dalian Classic Car Museum has been closed. The private owner is in prison for killing his brother and won’t get out anymore.

The collection has been removed from the museum’s buildings and the cars are being sold off. Some are ending up in other museums and some with other collectors.

It seems very unlikely the collection will ever come together again. Time thus for a look-back at how things once were when all was good and happy. Today we start with the Hongqi limousines, the museum had six of them. On the left and right a Hongqi CA630 minibus.

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Spotted in China: Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7

February 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Mazda  ɛ̃fini RX-7

A beautiful black Mazda  ɛ̃fini RX-7 sporty car, Spotted in China near the Goldenport race track in Beijing. The good ‘Da was dirty and dusty, what is not in the capital?,but in perfectly fine overall shape. It was completely original bar for the HRE aloys.

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Spotted in China: second generation Cadillac Seville

February 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: second generation Cadillac Seville

A very pretty Cadillac Seville sedan, Spotted in China in front of a shady car repair shop close to my home in the far far east of Beijing. The big bad Caddie was dirty and dusty, but what is not in the capital?, and in a surprisingly fine overall shape.

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Officially Official: the new Cowin V3 MPV for China

February 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Officially Official: the new Cowin V3 MPV for China

Cowin Auto has released the first official photos of the new Cowin V3 MPV. The Cowin V3 will be launched on the Chinese car market in March, price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 100.000 yuan.

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Nissan Laurel Altima 2.4 GTS-R is a black Drift Car in China

February 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Nissan Laurel Altima 2.4 GTS-R is a black Drift Car in China

A beautiful black Nissan Laurel Altima 2.4 GTS-R, , Spotted in China in the Beijing Tuning Street, parked next to a Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R V-spec II and a third generation Mazda RX7. The beastly Altima was set up for local drifting competition, with lowered suspension, a fatass body kit, slick-like tires, black seven spokes, and shiploads of Beijing dust.

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BMW E36 328i Cabrio is dark Red in China

February 8, 2016 by Joey Wang

BMW E36 328i Cabrio is dark Red in China

A very beautiful E36 BMW 328i Convertible, Spotted in China on the Beijing Tuning Street. The fine Bimmer was in a good shape, with a paint clean, a chrome shiny, completely original, and without any serious busts or rust. The convertible roof however was in need of some very good care.

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The Excalibur in the Mountains in China

February 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

The Excalibur in the Mountains in China

A wondrous white Excalibur Series V Gran Limousine, Spotted in China high up in the mountains to the far north of the capital Beijing. The giant ‘Bur was dusty and dirty to the max, but otherwise in a reasonable shape,  a bit of time and love and patience and money can really get this big retro sled back on the road again.

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Spotted in China: Beijing-Jeep Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

February 8, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted in China: Beijing-Jeep Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

This is the Beijing-Jeep Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Spotted in China on a parking lot just meters from my home in the east of the capital. The good Mitsu’ was in fine shape but in need of some urgent maintenance to fix the many small bruises, like those on the bumper. But we fear help will be hard to find, as the company that made this car does not exist anymore.

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Spotted in China: Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Mark 1

February 8, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted in China: Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Mark 1

An incredible beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Mark 1, Spotted in China in a supercar shop on the Beijing Tuning Street. The old Roller was in absolute super shape, perfect in paint and chrome, and original down until the wheel covers. It was not for sale…

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Spotted in China: X80 Toyota Mark II

February 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

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A very classy Toyota MK II, Spotted in China in the Fangzhuang residential area in Beijing. The good Toyota was sadly in a sorry shape, dusty dirty and clearly abandoned. But gone it was not, some time and love and patience and money can get this big sedan back on the road.

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