First Auto Works

Morris Marina/Ital : Huandu CAC6430

Morris Marina/Ital : Huandu CAC6430

Outwardly, it looked like an Ital with a nicer-looking front bumper, but underneath, it sported a new chassis. The Huandu was built in Western China and proved fairly ubiquitous in its own part of the country… The following account was written for this site by Erik van Ingen Schenau, of the China Motor Vehicle Documentation […]

Chinese Maestro : Lubao CA6410

Chinese Maestro : Lubao CA6410

The aquisition of production rights for the Maestro by Etsong intended to signal the beginning of a new venture. However, it was the First Auto Works (FAW), who took over the Etsong project. This was not their first ex-BMC>Rover product… Etsong, first Following the ill-fated Bulgarian adventure, the Maestro/Montego found a new home in China. […]

Jiefang (Liberation) CA 6440 UA

Jiefang (Liberation) CA 6440 UA

Erik van Ingen Schenau captured the van version of the Chinese Maestro in the wild. Somehow, the full-depth bumper really suits it… Erik found these Maestro vans, relating the tale thus: “In June 2004, at the Asia Village Auto Market in Beijing (this is the largest dealer exhibit of new cars in China), I found […]