This is the fantastic Shanghai SH761 parade car from the Shanghai Car Museum in Shanghai. It was made in 1970 and was used to show high ranking foreign visitors to the masses. The king or president would sit rather uncomfortable on a hydraulically lifted rear bench in the back of the vehicle. The ‘royal seat’ was so high that the curious populace could see all until the buttocks. The visitor was supposed to wave his hand and smile…
This is the perfect Hongqi CA770 state limousine from the Shanghai Car Museum, it is definitely one of the best looking examples I have seen in China so far. The Hongqi (Red Flag) CA770 was a giant sedan made exclusively for the Chinese government, only 847 cars were produced in its long life from 1966 until 1981.
A fantastic Hongqi CA72 state limousine, seen in the Shanghai Car Museum where it was prominently displayed in the central hall, and so it should be! The CA72 was made from 1959 until 1965 when it was replaced by the much better known Hongqi CA770. In 6 years only 198 vehicles were made, making the CA72 one of the rarest Hongqi branded cars.
That day not that long ago I finally had a chance to visit the famous Shanghai Car Museum, located about 1.5 hours by subway from the city center. No matter, the trip is worth it. We start today with this perfectly conserved 1983 Shanghai-Volkswagen Santana.