A wondrous white FAW Jiefang CA5020XJH ex-ambulance, seen on the streets of Wangjing District in northeast Beijing. Sadly and badly it didn’t run anymore, it was stripped of its ambulance lights and used for storage, the poor thing was loaded to the max with scrap carton and boxes.
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Today we discuss one of the icons of the Chinese automotive world – The Buick GL8.
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This is the BAW Leichi, a Chinese variant of the Jeep Cherokee XJ, looking beautiful in black in what seems to be a holiday village. And check those front fenders! What was the Leichi, and how did she come to exist..?
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Here we have the extremely rare Montego faced FAW CA6440UA. I found this particular car in Suzhou in late 2015. I’ve discussed technical details regarding the CA6440UA before in a previous article here, so please refer to it for more detailed information and sources. This article is more like a gallery.
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This fine Chinese vehicle is a Shuanghuan SHJZH213. It looks a lot like a Jeep Cherokee XJ but it is not. It is however not totally-not a Jeep Cherokee XJ. Here is why:
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This is a 1998 Yi Zheng Li Ming YQC6460NL.
Li Ming was a name given to cars manufactured by the Yi Zheng Automobile Factory in Yi Zheng city in Jiangsu province. There were quite a few Li Ming products made in the latter half of the 20th century and we will cover more of those in a later post.
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In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Geely manufactured two mini pickup trucks and one mini-mini van. All were based on the Geely Haoqing hatchback which in turn was based on the Tianjin Xiali hatchback which in another turn was based on the Daihatsu Charade.
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