Published on December 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the very special and very rare Jinma QJM5022TYN6 Wedding Car, seen at the premises of the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The Jinma QJM5022TYN6 Wedding Car was manufactured by the Jinma Motor Company from the early 1980′s to the late 1990′s.
In those days there weren’t many fancy cars in China but there was, as always, a great need to impress the guests on wedding parties. The happy couple could then hire a so called ‘classic wedding car’, a China-made automobile that was supposed to look like a vintage Western limousine. Some 20 small Chinese companies manufactured the classic wedding cars and Jinma was the largest of the lot.
Published on December 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the Dongfanghong 28 tractor, seen at the Beijing Classic Car Museum where she was tucked away in a dusty corner of the parking lot. Donfanghong was, and still is, a brand of the First Tractor Factory which was established in 1955 in the great city of Luoyang in Henan Province. The factory started with the famous Type 54 crawler-tractor. The Dongfanghong 28 tractor arrived in 1965.
Published on December 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese CarPorn doesn’t get any better than this: two giant Hongqi CA770 state limousines, parked side by side in a super car shop in the Beijing Tuning Street. The vehicles looked nearly identical and were recently restored to the absolute max. Perfectly painted and perfectly clean, these beauties are simply the best Hongqi sedans in the world.
Published on December 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter & Erik van Ingen Schenau
Today in China Car History the beautiful Beijing Hualian Hualiu BHL6350 mini MPV, seen here on the streets of the capital in 1996. The Hualiu BHL6350 was manufactured by a company called Beijing Hualian Automobile Corporation, based in Huairou County in the northeast of the Beijing Municipality.
Published on December 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very old but still very pretty Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 minivan, Spotted in China in the great city of Foshan in Guangdong Province. The Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 was manufactured from 1984 until 1989 by the Tianjin Huali Motor Company, a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).
Published on November 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the extremely rare Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA stretched wagon, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province by a friend of a friend. The Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA was a wagon variant of the Hongqi CA 7246 stretched limousine, which was a stretched variant of the Hongqi CA 7200 sedan, which was based on the China-made Audi 100/200. Read more »
Published on November 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the Lubao 6400, an automobile built by First Auto Works (FAW) from 2003 until 2006. The Lubao 6400 was based on the Austin Maestro of Great Brittan. This particular example lives in the great city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. It was manufactured in 2005 and has 90.0000 kilometer on the clock. Price: 12600 yuan or 2066 USD.
Published on November 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A rare find on an auto market just east of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. This is the Chery Fengyun SQR7160 EL, the stretched variant of the Chery Fengyun, which in turn was based on the ancient Seat Toledo. The small-sedan-limousine appeared to be in good shape, and was fitted with sporty after-market five-spoke alloys, with a red rim.
Published on October 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rare Tongtian Glow hatchback, seen in the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by reader Pinut187, thank you for the pictures! The Tongtian Glow, or Tongtian Geluo in Chinese, was made from 2004 until 2007 by the Jiangbei Machinery Plant in Jilin Province in north east China. The Glow was not a great success and quality was reasonable at best, so seeing one today is very special, especially so far down south.
Published on August 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very big and very black Hongqi Qijian CA7460 L2 limousine dressed up for a wedding, seen here in the capital Beijing. The Hongqi (Red Flag) Qijian (Flagship) CA 7460 L2 was a stretched version of the Hongqi Qijian CA7460, which was based on the 3th generation Lincoln Town Car.