July 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rare Mercury Mystique LS, seen in a faraway suburb of east Beijing, where I happen to live these days. The Mercury Mystique was made from 1995 until 2000 and only sold in North American markets, so how this Mystique ended up in China is a mystery.
January 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This must be the rarest car we have seen in China so far. A very red Mercury Capri Convertible with a Ford badge on the bonnet. I found it dusty & dirty in the underground parking of Ikea in Beijing. The Mercury Capri was made from 1989 until 1994 in… Australia. Read more »
September 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the Dongfeng-Fengshen EQ6482, based on the Yunbao YB6480 which was based on the first generation Mercury Villager which was based on the Nissan Quest that also spawned the Ford Windstar. Yunbao was a Taiwanse-funded company that made Nissan-based automobiles for the Chinese car market in the 1990’s. In 1999 Dongfeng took over most of the operations and rebranded the various cars as ‘Fengshen’, a Dongfeng brand-name that still exist today. Note Ford Tempo parked behind the EQ6482!
June 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have an extremely rare car for China, this is the mighty Mercury Grand Marquis sedan. The Grand Marquis was never officially exported to China, neither was any Mercury, so how this 1980’s battle ship made it to Beijing is not sure. It could be an ex-diplomatic car or it could be imported by a foreign registered company which were allowed to import their own cars in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.