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

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Spotted In China: R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 And W140 S320

December 26, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 And W140 S320

A double Benz on a cold winter afternoon; a R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 coupe and a W140 S320 sedan, Spotted In China parked side by side on a car market in north Beijing. Both Benzes were in good shape but very dusty and dirty, clearly in need of a little maintenance and a little love.

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Spotted In China: Fifth Generation Chevrolet Caprice Royale

December 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Fifth Generation Chevrolet Caprice Royale

A beautiful black Chevrolet Caprice Royale, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The long and low sedan was in perfect shape, almost like new really, with a paint as smooth as a desert night and chrome as shiny as a desert moon. It was completely original down until the alloys.

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Spotted In China: Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez Stretched Limousine

December 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez Stretched Limousine

A very badass black Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez stretched limousine, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The good old ‘Coln was is very good shape and looked well maintained; paint was clean, chrome was shiny, and I didn’t see any rust or rot.

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Spotted In China: XJ81 Jaguar XJ12 6 Litres In British Racing Green

December 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: XJ81 Jaguar XJ12 6 Litres In British Racing Green

This is my Spot of the Year 2016; an ultra rare  XJ81 Jaguar XJ12 6 Litres painted in British Racing Green, Spotted in China at a car tuning shop in east Beijing. The good Jag’ was dusty and dirty but otherwise in a good shape; paint was smooth and chrome shiny, and I didn’t see any obvious rust or rot.

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Spotted In China: Trasco 1000 SEL W126 Mercedes-Benz Stretched Limousine

December 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Trasco 1000 SEL W126 Mercedes-Benz Stretched Limousine

Here we have an ultra rare  Trasco 1000 SEL, a stretched limousine based on the W126 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. There is a flag pole holder on the left-front fender, just behind the indicator, indicating this is an ex-government car.

I found the enormous machine standing outside of a rather crappy car repair shop just south of the Third Ring Road in Beijing. They said they were restoring it but I didn’t see much work going on. The paint was obviously in poor shape, but the body itself was fine, no rust or rot in sight, so a good new paint job will do miracles here.

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Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

Today in China Car History and Spotted in China a beautiful black Hongqi HQ430 sedan, seen on a rainy day in easy Beijing. It was in super shape and carries a license plate from Jilin province with the ultra rare sequence of 9990.

The Hongqi HQ430 was a variant of the Hongqi HQ3 series, manufactured from 2006 until 2010. The HQ3 was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta.

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Spotted In China: First Generation Volvo C70 Coupe

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: First Generation Volvo C70 Coupe

An ultra sleek Volvo C70 Coupe, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The Swedish sportscar was in very good shape with a clean body and interior, completely original, and without any rust or rot in sight. I found her at a small repair shop specialized in maintaining older Volvo’s.

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Spotted In China: Mitsubishi Diamante In White

December 6, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spotted In China: Mitsubishi Diamante In White

A very sleek first generation Mitsubishi Diamante sedan, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The vehicle was dirty and dusty but otherwise in good shape. It was undergoing maintenance at a nearby shop and staff told me it was running fine but leaking some oil.

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Spotted In China: Connaught Rolls-Royce Phantom II

December 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Connaught Rolls-Royce Phantom II

A beautiful Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Spotted in China in a car repair in east Beijing. The Roller has body by coach builder Connaught Motor & Carriage Co Ltd. of London. It is a bit dusty but otherwise in perfect shape, with a working engine and always kept ready to to roll.

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Spotted In China: Zhongxing BQ6472Y2A Admiral SUV

December 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Zhongxing BQ6472Y2A Admiral SUV

Today in China Car History and Spotted in China the Zhongxing BQ6472Y2A Admiral SUV, seen here on a car market in east Beijing. This black example is in very good shape and completely original except for the tires. The Admiral, and that is a great name for a car, is a child of a Chinese company called Zhongxing Auto, also known as ZX Auto. It was manufactured from 2000 until 2004.

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