The Honqgi CA72 Parade Car Prototype

Honqgi CA72 Parade Car

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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Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot: Yema Bailu

Yema Bailu

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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The Honqgi CA72 1E Prototype Was A C69 Chrysler Imperial With Chinese Characteristics

Honqgi CA72 1E

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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The Dongfeng EQ7240BP Was A Daring Chinese Coupe That Just Disappeared

Dongfeng EQ7240BP

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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