Classic Cars Of China
A Few Classic Cars Of China
Dongfeng CA71 is China’s first luxury sedan. It was the first passenger car produced by First Automobile Works of China in 1958. Chairman Mao once rode in one around launch time. It is one of the rarest classic cars of China models for only 30 of the units were ever produced.
The Shanghai SH760 was produced from 1964 to 1991. The car was mainly for government officials not important enough to warrant Hongqi (Red Flag). In 1960s’ Shanghai, when bride got married, a Shanghai SH760 sedan wedding car could create great sensation and admiration.
Built in China, Fukang 988 is based on the Citroën ZX. It was first produced in 1995 by the Dongfeng-Citroen group, a joint venture between China-based Dongfeng Automobile and France-based Citroen in Wuhan. It was mostly sold to taxis and can be found in many cities today.
The Hongqi (Red Flag) CA770 is China’s most well-known and admired vehicle used exclusively by Chinese government. It was a giant sedan based in the Chrysler Imperial C69/C70. It is very rare for only 847 cars were produced from 1966 until 1981.
First produced in 1965, Beijing BJ212 is New China’s first generation military Jeep. It was inspired by the Russian off-roader UAZ 469 and made its public appearance at Tian’anmen, 1966, as Mao Zedong’s inspection car. BJ212 is commonly used by China’s armed forces.
Santana was produced by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. It was based on German Volkswagen Passat B2. Altogether over 3.5 million Santana, 2000, 3000 and Vista have been produced in China since 1985. Santana boasts reliable mechanical quality.
Xiali 7100 series cars were first produced in 1987. It was based on the 1987 Charade. Even today this classic cars of China are still commonly seen in China as taxicabs although they are gradually being replaced by larger Volkswagen and Hyundai cars.
The Audi A6 was introduced in the year 1999 in Changchun and quickly became one of the best selling, if not the only sar to go to, luxury cars in China market. This model is highly acclaimed and popular with high government officials, Chinese executives and company bosses.
The Jetta was first introduced in 1979 at the Frankfurt Auto Show with production beginning in August of the same year. It was regarded as a very reliable car in China. It was produced by FAW-Volkswagen in 1991. Currently it still holds a leading position in China car market.
POLO is a very popular car produced by Shanghai Volkswagen. It’s fashion style has become one of the classic cars of China and gains in popularity with contemporary Chinese white-collar workers. It is also the first family car launched in China together with the world.