Fun Facts About Cars and Driving in North Korea

In the late 1980s, when South Korea’s auto industry was starting to take shape, the North still had the Soviet Union paying their bills and could afford to build cars of their own. One of the things they did was import a few Mercedes 190Es and make a knock-off – the Kaengsaeng 88. Despite looking a lot like the original, it had no heat, ,no air conditioning, and a cabin that was prone to fill with dust while driving.

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