This black beauty is a 1958 Hongqi CA72 parade car prototype. It debuted a few months after the CA72 sedan prototype. Like the sedan, the open-top parade car was intended for the 1959 parade in Beijing, which was to celebrate the 10th birthday of Communist rule in China.
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This is a Nanjing Auto NJ1020 “Unique”. It is another example of two different cars coming together in China to form something unique to China… pardon the pun. For more detailed information on the Ibiza’s life in China, please check out these articles we wrote earlier.
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Today in Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot (CCBTTF™): Yema Bailu, a very interesting brand that made a series of 4×4 pickup trucks and station wagons in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, some with wild factory racing stickers.
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Today we take a good look at the beginning of the development of the Hongqi CA72 state limousine. The CA72 was the very first Hongqi-branded car, 198 examples were made from 1959 until 1965. The development of the CA72 started in early 1958, and Hongqi build five prototypes in about a year.
The prototypes were numbered 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 5E. This post is about 1E, featuring a design that was so wild one could almost call it a concept car.
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Today we have something very special for you, a Sanjiang-Renault Espace.
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This is the Dongfeng EQ7240BP, a sporty two-door coupe with daring looks. In early 2009 it was completely ready for production, set to compete with the Geely Meirenbao, yet it never made it to the market.
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Today we share with you a very unique car, the Dongfeng Little Prince.
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