A beautiful blue Hongqi CA7180A2E sedan, Spotted in China in the Fangzhuang residential area in Beijing. Blue was a factory color but it is very rare, 99.9% of the Hongi buyers went for black. This indeed, is the very first blue Hongqi CA7180A2E I have ever seen on the road in the ten long years I live in the capital. She made my day.
Today in Spotted in China & China Car History the Geely Pride SRV, seen here on a parking lot just outside the eastern section of the mighty Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The Pride SRV was a sub-compact wagon based on the Geely Pride hatchback. It is very rare to see any Pride on the roads of the capital today, and an SRV is even more special, let alone one as well-maintained as this particular example! There was basically nothing wrong with it; it was clean, the paint looked bright, no dents or rust, no missing parts, and everything seemed original.
A wondrous white Shanghai SH7221 sedan, Spotted in China inside the main hall of the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province.The good old Shanghai was in near-perfect shape, bar for one missing hub cap.
Today in China Car History the massive Jiefang CA30 6×6 off-road army command vehicle, Spotted in China at the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The truck was in a rather poor condition. Parked out in the open, neglected, dirty and rusty, all but forgotten. That ain’t no way to treat a brave soldier!
A near-perfect Shanghai SH760 sedan, Spotted in China inside the main hall of the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The SH760 featured a heavily chromed front with a madly shaped ornament-slash-bar above the impressive front bumper, finished with oval-shaped indicators on the sides and headlight surrounded by even more chrome. Red logo with characters 上海, Shanghai.
A massive Hongqi CA770 state limousine, Spotted in China on a classic car festival in Taoranting Park. This is the very rare ‘CA770JH’ variant, which is an ambulance. The stretcher goes trough the trunk and the patient lies in the rear comportment. This great example is black and has a flagpole, indicating it served as a motorcade car.
An ultra badass Nanjing NJ230 Type 63 130mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL), Spotted in China in the Beijing Classic Car Museum. The vehicle stands on a heightened chassis and is fitted with four-wheel drive and heavy off-road tires. The windows can be covered by armor plating to protect the cabin during launch. What launches?
An extremely beautiful Audi 100 sedan with its original period license plates, Spotted in China on the Beijing Asian Games Village car market in Beijing. The vehicle was in perfect shape. Fresh looking paint, shiny chrome, original fog lights, original badges, original wheel covers, and not a spat of rust or rot in sight.
This is a very rare Beijing Dongfeng BM021A tricycle, Spotted in China in the Beijing Classic Car Museum. The vehicle was sadly in a rather sad shape with a lot of cracks and rust. Happily, it was still in working order and staff told me they regularly use it to ferry heavy stuff around.