An extremely beautiful Volvo 740 GL sedan, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good Swede was in great shape, smooth in paint and shiny in chrome, the famous big bumpers looking great, no rust or rot in sight, and original down until the wheel covers.
The E30 is powered by an electric motor with an output of around 40hp and 150nm driving the front wheels. According to Zotye it has a range of 150 kilometers and a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour. My guess would be not at the same time.
A very sleek Nissan Maxima sedan, Spotted in China in the 798 Art District in Beijing. The good Nissan indeed is a work of art, its simple and elegant lines looking ultra fresh today. The Max’ was in dire need of a wash and a wax but otherwise in a fine shape, no rust or rot and completely original.
A wondrous white E34BMW5-Series sedan, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The car was in a very good shape, smooth in paint and soft in rubber, no rust or rot in sight and mostly original. It was wearing an M5 badge but it was in fact a 535i with the pre-facelift narrow-grille.
When the Nissan Lannialaunched in October last year we thought is was not too pretty. But the China-only mid-size sedan kinda grows on you. There are a lot of them on the road now and I slowly start to like it more. It surely is special and this shiny purple example is just beautiful.
A wondrous white Toyota Avalon, Spotted in China in east Beijing, looking a bit bland but not unpretty. The good Toyota was in fine shape, smooth in paint and shiny in chrome, no rust or busts, and original down until the dark gray alloys.
An extremely beautiful black Mercedes-BenzW210 E-Class sedan, Spotted in China in east Beijing. The good Benz was in an absolute perfect condition, smooth in paint and shiny in chrome, without rust or busts, and original down to the shiny gray alloys.
It is a diplomatic car, recognizable by the red character 使 (shi), short for 大使馆 (dashiguan), which means embassy. The number 133 refers to the North Korean embassy. Well, if they maintain their missiles as good as this great car we got to be careful!
A beautiful BMW5-Series Li sedan, Spotted in China in a car-dealer area in east Beijing. The good Bimmer is dressed to impress, fitted with an extra racy front bumper, darkened windows, and an eye killing shiny gold wrap. Best of all however is Jesus on the bonnet.
The second gallery in Seen On The Street In China, with photos that for all sorts of reasons didn’t make it to Spotted in China or China Car Culture. We will have cars, trucks, things on the street, and whatever special stuff we can find. Today’s gallery shows thirteen photos from the great year of 2009, one year before this website was even born. The streets were so quiet and the cars were so beautiful. Good old days, good old times. Happily, I still got the photos!
See the first gallery here. Third gallery on the way. I will go back in time. So next up is 2008.
An extremely rare and racy pickup truck based on the China-made C6 Audi A6L, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The vehicle was a bit dusty but otherwise in a good condition. It was formerly owned by a nearby Audi dealer, when this dealer closed due to a nasty bankruptcy the car was sold to a small repair shop and there it stands today.