Spotted in China: FAW Jiefang CA6400UA, the Chinese made Austin Maestro

Today we share with you the Chinese made Austin Maestro. Not the Maestro van or the Frankenstein Montego/Maestro van, but the original hatchback on which they were all based. I found this car in Luoyang, Henan Province in April of this year.

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Spotted In China: FAW Jiefang CA5020XJH ex-Ambulance

FAW Jiefang

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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The other FAW CA6440UA, a Chinese made Austin Montego Van.

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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All The Hongqi Stretched Limousine Variants Based On The Audi 100/200

All The Hongqi Stretched Limousine Variants Based On The Audi 100/200

A Hongqi CA7220 EL1 stetched limousine, seen in Beijing in 2012. It is based on the Hongqi CA7220 sedan which in turn was based on the C3 Audi 100. The latter was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture from 1988 to 1999, alongside the more luxurious Audi 200.

FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of the Hongqi (Red Flag) brand. Under a deal with Volkswagen the Chinese manufactured various Hongqi-branded sedans based on the Audi 100 and 200. Production started in 1996 and ended all the way up in 2005.

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The FAW CA6440UA is a Chinese Austin Maestro van

This is a First Auto Works (FAW) LuBao CA6440UA, also known as the Chinese made Austin Maestro van. A successor to the far rarer Etsong series of Maestro based cars, really just the same cars with different badging made between 2000 and 2003.

FAW took over operations in 2003 and this car appears to have been one of the first off the line under their ownership as the vin number reveals it is a 2003 built car! This particular car is in Wuxi.

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