China 1969

Shànghǎi  
Hóngqí (Red Flag)
Běijīng  
Tiānjīn  

The People's Republic of China supplies itself essentially with the few automobiles it requires for the authorities and officials. There is no infrastructure for popular motoring and building it would far exceed the existing economic power. Thus, the People's Republic of China builds almost only trucks and buses. The Shànghǎi is produced for taxi service and lower rank authorities, and the Hóngqí (Red Flag) is a large limousine that is reserved exclusively for the very high officials of the state, the communist party and the military, but chairman Mao himself personally uses a Mercedes 600.
Shanghai Tractor and Automobile Corporation from April 1969.
 

Shànghǎi
上海

           
Sedan SH 760A        
Cabriolet SH 761        

 

 

Hóngqí
红旗


V8 cyl.
5560 cm³
220 KM
 
Sedan CA 771  
Limousine CA 773  
Limousine CA 770  
Open car CA 770 JG  
Armoured limousine CA 772 T - new model in April

 

The production of the smaller CA 773 began this year.

10 April 1969, the first armoured CA772 produced after 3 years’ work.
 

Běijīng
北京

           
BJ 212          

 

 

Tiānjīn
天津

         
TJ 210