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China Car History: the Haiyan HY710 from Shanghai

December 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Haiyan HY710 from Shanghai

This is the beautiful Haiyan HY710 from China. It was made in very small numbers from 1968 until 1978 by the Shanghai Mini-Auto Works from the great city of Shanghai. Private car ownership was non-existent at the time in China, the HY710 was designed as a taxi. Not a big one that was. The HY710 could max seat four including the driver. Luggage went under the bonnet because the engine was in the back!

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