June 10, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
1983, celebrations in the Changchun No.1 Automobile Manufacturing Factory in Changchun, Jilin Province. Factory from FAW, First Auto Works. Workers celebrate the production of one million FAW trucks since production started in 1956. On the right the very first CA10 ‘Jiefang’ (Liberation), on the left a 1983 CA141.
June 1, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Found this beautiful old picture from the Beijing-Jeep factory in Beijing. It is 1985 and the first Beijing-Jeep Cherokee rolls of the line. It got an extra name for China: BJ213. The China-Cherokee came with a 2.5 4-cilinder, 5-speed manual and 4wd. Beijing-Jeep was a joint venture between Beijing Auto Works and American Motors Corporation (AMC). AMC was later bought by Chrysler and Chrysler by Benz. The Beijing-Jeep joint venture excist no more but the Cherokee is still alive.
BAW makes it on their own now, it’s named ‘Qishi’ and costs 90.000 rmb. I got a green 1998 Beijing-Jeep Cherokee, more on that one later.