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Spotted in China: another Jinma QJM5022TYN6 two-door Wedding Car

Published on September 1, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Here we have another Jinma QJM5022TYN6 two-door Wedding Car

Going through the old archives can be a bitch, seeing stuff you rather don’t want to remember. There are some exceptions, such as this brilliant Jinma QJM5022TYN6 two-door Wedding Car. I met this beauty, looking very abandoned at that time already, all the way back in the autumn of 2004 in the Longtan Hu Park in Beijing.

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In those days there weren’t too many fancy cars in China but there was, as always, a great need to impress the guests on wedding parties. The happy couple could hire a so called ‘classic wedding car’, a China-made automobile that was supposed to look like a vintage Western limousine.  Some twenty Chinese companies manufactured these classic wedding cars, and Jinma was the largest of the lot.

The two-door variant is exceptionally rare, as most Jinma wedding cars were of the four-door variant, like the one we met earlier in the Dalian Classic Car Museum. We only met one other two-door before; an abandoned red in Chongqing.

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Eagle on the bonnet here. Most Jinma cars came with a horse, as ‘Jinma’ means ‘Golden Horse’. Or Rolls-Royce. Super 4×4 headlights covers are a non-factory addition.

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The Jinma Motor Company was a subsidiary of Qingdao Soar Automobile, based in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The company still exist today, making giant copies of the 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Sadly, business isn’t as good as it was in the 1980′s as many Chinese can nowadays afford to rent the real thing.

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Check those cheap grey wheel covers! No fit on such a super luxurious convertible!

The Jinma QJM5022TYN6 Wedding Car was based on the platform of a Great Wall Motors pickup truck, only slightly shortened for the two-door. The standard engine was a Great wall 2.4 liter four-cylinder, but for those who thought that too expensive a  Xiali-sourced 1.3 liter four-cylinder engine was available as well.

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If that is not a mess it must be art.

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