Dong Feng Golden Dragon, touted to be the first Chinese-designed automobile, and presented to Chairman Mao Zedong on 21st of May 1958.
The Phoenix came from Shanghai Automobile Assembly plant.
The Hongqi is manufactured by the China no. 1 Automobile Works since November 1959.
A clay model of the CA 10.
A four-door version was made and the Beijing Auto Works is planning to produce 10,000 units per year.
A further four prototypes were built this year before the production began in September:
CA 72 2E - March
CA 72 3E - April
CA 72 4E - May
CA 72 5E - September.
Also at least one open car CA 72 JI was made after September.
The first series of the HongQi CA 72 in August 1959.