April 14, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
A very sleek Geely China Dragon sporty car, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The good Geel’ was a bit dusty but otherwise in a great shape. Paint was smooth, body was good, all parts were on, no rust or rot, and everything was original.
December 28, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
A mellow yellow Geely Meirenbao, Spotted in China in central Beijing. This is the facelifted version with the big headlights, the new bumpers, and the speedy body kit. The vehicle was in perfect condition, looking solid and clean, and completely original bar for the strips on the corners of the front bumper.
December 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Mellow yellow on a late Friday night in Beijing. A good time for a banana Geely Meirenbao, seen on a street not far from my home in Beijing. I pass by this particular street every day and this was the first time I met the Meirenbao there, so it must be a guest then. Well, welcome very much!
October 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Meet the new King of Chinese Super Cars! This complete crazy machine was seen in the suburbs of the great city of Guangzhou and is based on the very humble Geely Meirenbao, which was China’s first self-designed sportscar when it arrived in 2003. Sadly we don’t know too much about this creation except that there is only one, made in a shed by a man with a dream. And honestly, it is quite a good piece of work…
September 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a fine customized Geely China Dragon, seen on the parking lot of a bus station in central Beijing. It comes with flames on the sides, a black ‘carbon fiber’ bonnet and roof, a body kit, a big wing on the back, low profile tires, racy alloys and all kinda weird stickers and badges. We like.
September 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A fantastic Super Car Super Spot from China. Pic is taken from a Ferrari F430 and shows a mean Lamborghini Gallardo and the extremely rare Geely Meirenbao with an aftermarket body kit that makes it no doubt even faster. Let’s race! Seen in the great city of Nanning, Guangxi Province.
July 9, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a very fine and very red Geely China Dragon, seen somewhere in Guangdong Province by reader & serial spotter Navigator84. The China Dragon, or Zhongguo Long in Chinese, was the successor of the famous Geely Meirenbao. The China Dragon arrived in 2009 and was sold alongside the Meirenbao for almost a year before it finally hit the market all alone. Read more »
June 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a very fine and very red first generation Geely Meirenbao, translated & better known as the Geely Beauty Leopard outside China. The first gen Meirenbao debuted on the Chinese car market in 2003, priced around 110.000 yuan. Power came from a tiny 1.3 that pooped out 85hp, still good for a claimed 180 km/h top speed. The Meirenbao was advertised as ‘China’s first domestic sportscar’, which it was.
March 10, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A stunning automobile from China! Here we have a Geely Meirenbao dressed as a Ferrari Enzo with a Bentley badge on the bonnet. Why have just one when you can have both? Bodywork is impressive, the Meirenbao, translated as ‘Beauty Leopard’, is at least one meter longer than the original. For more on China’s first sportsmachine see here, for more madly modified Meirenbao’s see here.
February 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a sweet old advertisement for the Geely Beauty Leopard, Meirenbao in Chinese. The ad is from 2003 when the Meirenbao debuted as China’s first self-developed sports car. The pic shows a very fashionable lady with a camcorder, making a movie of herself with her brandnew Meirenbao.
The car and girl are Photoshopped in front of a skyline which has to stress how modern that Leopard was. When it just came out the Meirenbao cost only 100.000 yuan, power came from a tiny 1.3, hardly enough for racing but sure good enough for this pretty lady.