Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot: Hunan Provincial Automobile Factory – Xiangjiang

Xiangjiang
Photo by Erik van Ingen Schenau

Today in Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot (CCBTTF): Xiangjiang, a small but very special brand that made a series of station wagons and pickup trucks in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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Development of cars during the Great Leap Forward.

This article gives an overview of the more unknown products developed in the period 1958-1961. Styling was strongly influenced by contemporary American styling. Continue reading “Development of cars during the Great Leap Forward.”

The Story Of Sanxing Part 1: History & Background

The Story Of Sanxing
Sanxing Mitsubishi Pajero V6 (V31).

This the first part of the Story of Sanxing, about an almost forgotten company that made a crazy selection of cars, including the Dodge Caravan, the Mitsubishi Pajero, the Mercedes-Benz MB100, and a range of Daihatsu-based trucks.

Sanxing Auto was based in the great city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province. They were the Big Thing for a while, visited by big wits from China and abroad. But then it all went wrong due to politics and rivalries between Guangdong and Beijing. Their cars are virtually unknown today, descending into anonymity. This series of articles will bring them back.

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Li Shufu, mr. Geely, and the first car he made; a Mercedes Benz!

Li Shufu’s first car was not a Daihatsu Charade copy but a Mercedes-Benz!
Read here how mr. Li started with taking photos of tourists with a Seagull camera to end up as the owner of five car manufacturers.

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The Nushen JB6500 Is A Chinese Chevrolet Lumina APV Copy With A Chrysler Engine

Nusheng JB6500

This is not a Chevrolet Lumina. This is a Nushen JB6500. And it has a Chrysler engine under the bonnet.

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Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot: Shijiazhuang Automobile Works – Zhengtian

Shijiazhuang Automobile Works
Photo by Erik van Ingen Schenau

Today in Chinese Car Brands That Time Forgot (CCBTTF): Zhengtian, a fascinating brand that made a series of station wagons and pickup trucks in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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