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Spotted in China: Cadillac Brougham

August 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: fifth generation Cadillac de Ville

A wondrous white Cadillac Brougham sedan, seen late at night here Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! The Cadillac Brougham was manufactured from 1987 until 1992 with a facelift in 1990, this is a pre-facelifted example.

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Spotted in China: BMW L7 in Black in Beijing

August 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: BMW L7 in Black in Beijing

A big black BMW L7, seen late at night in the capital Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! i. The L7 was made by BMW and based on the E38 BMW 7-series, it was stretched by 25 centimeters in the middle to create more space for passengers in the back.

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Bugatti Veyron is Yellow in China

April 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Bugatti Veyron is Yellow in China

A fantastic black-over-yellow Bugatti Veyron, seen in central Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! The mighty Bug was spotted when it was loaded into a container in front Volkswagen’s China headquarters. The Veyron had been on show in the attached showroom for a while, in the same place where I earlier on met a Veyron Blue Centenaire and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster.

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Spotted in China: BMW 1M looks Fast in Orange

March 8, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: BMW 1M looks Fast in Orange

A very hot BMW 1M painted in chili-orange, seen in the Sanlitun beer district in Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pics! The BMW 1M was made in 2011 and 2012, originally only 2700 were planned but BMW made 6331 cars in the end. The 1M was launched on the Chinese car market in September 2011, priced at 598.000 yuan or 93.590 USD.

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Spotted in China: W140 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

February 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: W140 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

A very black W140 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC, seen in Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! The Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class was made from 1991 until 1998, the 500 SEC coupe was made only in the 1992 and 1993 model years. The W140 coupe was never officially exported to China so how this black beauty ended up in the capital is yet a mystery. Read more »

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Will the real Smart please Rise?

January 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Will the real Smart please Rise?

A great combination of vehicles, seen in the Sanlitun embassy district in central Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the picture! Across the street a real Smart ForTwo, in front a Shuanghuan Noble. Oh no now I mix them up, it’s the other way around. Shuanghuan always said the Noble wasn’t a copy of the Smart because it had the engine up front. Indeed…

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Spotted in China: Alfa Romeo 166

January 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Alfa Romeo 166

A very clean and very black Alfa Romeo 166, seen in the Sanlitun embassy district in Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! The Alfa Romeo 166 was produced from 1998 until 2007 but it was never officially exported to China, so how this stylish Italian sedan ended up in the capital is a bit of a mystery. The 166 however has a strong Chinese connection…

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Spotted in China: Mitsubishi EVO 8 is Pimped in Blue

January 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Mitsubishi EVO 8 is Pimped in Blue

Here we have a spectacular Mitsubishi EVO 8, seen in Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pics! The EVO 8 is pimped with a very fat & very low body kit, a bonnet with a giant vent, low profile race tires and matte gray alloys. Best of all of the glowing dark blue paint job.

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Spotted in China: W211 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

January 7, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: W211 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

A perfect W211 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG seen by reader Ali Khalili in central Beijing, thank you for the picture! The W211 E63 AMG was made from 2007 until 2009, it is a rare car in China because it was only available on special order. The base W211 sedan was made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. The E63 AMG was powered by a manic 6.2 liter V8 with 507hp and 631nm, good for a unlimited 280km/h top speed, 0-100 was gone in 4.5 seconds. Beast of a Benz…

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Spotted in China: W123 Mercedes-Benz 200

January 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: W123 Mercedes-Benz 200

A beautiful dark blue W123 Mercedes-Benz 200, seen on a snowy day in the Sanlitun area in Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the pictures! The W123 was made from 1977 until 1985 and never officially exported to China. This particular vehicle however has black license plates, meaning it was, and probably still is, owned by a foreign-funded company which could import their own cars in the 1980′s and 1990′s. Read more »