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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn’t See

October 31, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn't See

Back in July I went to the Hongqi Factory Museum in Changchun, a beautiful place with beautiful cars. See Part 1 with intro here and Part 2 here. The museum usually has 16-20 cars in display. Only six are permanently displayed and the other cars rotate. Today we take a look at what I didn’t see.

Hongqi, or Red Flag, is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.

Starting off hot with a car called the CA7460:

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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 2

October 17, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 2

Time now for Part 2 of my visit to the Hongqi Museum in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province in China. Part 1 plus introduction here. Starting immediately with the beautiful Hongqi CA630 VIP bus, manufactured from 1980 until 1987. Racy decals are perfectly 80’s!

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Spotted In China: A Lot Of Hongqi In Changchun

July 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: A Lot Of Hongqi In Changchun

When in Changchun I went to the auto show, ate a lot of greasy lamb, and walked through town looking for old Hongqi cars. I found a many, most of the Audi-based kind. Without further delay: the red car is a very early Hongqi CA7220AE Xinxing (New Star) in a rare red color.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine in Red

June 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine in Red

A very cherry Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine, Spotted in China in east Chaoyang in Beijing. The limousine is based on the base Hongqi Century Star sedan, which is based on the Audi 100 which was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. FAW (First Auto Works) is also the owner of the famous Hongi Red Flag brand. The red color makes it a very special car as 99% of these limousines came in black. Earlier on we met an equally rare white example.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7180A2E in Blue

January 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7180A2E in Blue

A beautiful blue Hongqi CA7180A2E sedan, Spotted in China in the Fangzhuang residential area in Beijing. Blue was a factory color but it is very rare, 99.9% of the Hongi buyers went for black. This indeed, is the very first blue Hongqi CA7180A2E I have ever seen on the road in the ten long years I live in the capital. She made my day.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine in White

July 4, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine in White

A very neat Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in east Beijing. The limousine is based on the base Hongqi Century Star sedan, which is based on the Audi 100 which was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. FAW (First Auto Works) is also the owner of the famous Hongi Red Flag brand. The white color makes it a very special car as 99% of these limousines came in black.

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Spotted in China: the Hongqi CA7180 A2EL1 stretched limousine

June 4, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: the Hongqi CA 7180 A2EL1 stretched limousine

A beautiful black Hongqi CA7180 A2EL1 stretched limousine, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun embassy area in Beijing. The vehicle was in very good shape with smooth looking paint, shiny chrome, and all parts accounted for. The tires however looked a bit old and in need of a replacement, especially in those rainy cold conditions.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7202E3 Century Star

May 26, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi  CA7202E3 Century Star

A beautiful black Hongqi CA7202E3 Century Star sedan, Spotted in China by Reader Anonymous, traveling in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, thank you for the pictures! The Century Star, Shijixing in Chinese, is based on the Audi 100 which was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, FAW is also the owner of the Hongi (Red Flag) brand. Red Flag ornament on the bonnet is an after market addition, but not really a wrong one, as the big old Hongqi’s had one too.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine

March 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine

A very special Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by reader Anonymous, thank you for the pictures!  The Hongqi CA7220 EL1 is a stretched limousine based on the Hongqi CA7220 sedan, which again was based on the Audi 100 that was manufactured in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture, FAW is also the owner of the Hongqi (Red Flag) brand .

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China Car History: the Audi-based Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA stretched wagon

November 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Audi-based Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA stretched wagon

Today in China Car History the extremely rare Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA stretched wagon, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province by a friend of a friend. The Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA was a wagon variant of the Hongqi CA 7246 stretched limousine, which was a stretched variant of the Hongqi CA 7200 sedan, which was based on the China-made Audi 100/200. Read more »