Cars spotted on the streets in China, from old Hongqi’s to the newest supercars.

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Spotted In China: Volvo 740 GL Sedan

June 29, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted In China: Volvo 740 GL Sedan

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.

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A Hip Little Zotye Zhima E30 EV In China

June 28, 2016 by Sam Faulkner

A Hip Little Zotye Zhima E30 EV In China

A hip little Zotye Zhima E30 EV, Spotted in China near my house in Suzhou. The Zhima E30, formerly known, as the Zotye E01 is an electric vehicle that debuted back in 2015 at the Shanghai Auto Show.

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.

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Spotted In China: Third Generation Nissan Maxima

June 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Third Generation Nissan Maxima

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.

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Spotted In China: E34 BMW 535i In White

June 28, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted In China: E34 BMW 535i In White

A wondrous white E34 BMW 5-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.

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Nissan Lannia Is Shiny Purple In China

June 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Nissan Lannia Is Shiny Purple In China

When the Nissan Lannia launched 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.

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Spotted In China: first generation Toyota Avalon XL

June 23, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: first generation Toyota Avalon XL

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.

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Spotted In China: A Perfect North Korean Mercedes-Benz W210 E-Class Sedan

June 23, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted In China: A Perfect North Korean Mercedes-Benz W210 E-Class Sedan

An extremely beautiful black Mercedes-Benz W210 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!

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BMW 5-Series Li Loves Jesus In China

June 23, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 5-Series Li Loves Jesus In China

A beautiful BMW 5-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.

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Mega Gallery: Seen On The Street In China Part 2

June 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

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.

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Spotted In China: Audi A6L Pickup Truck

June 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Audi A6L Pickup Truck

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.

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