Old cars, Havana

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  • well Ford 1954 outside at least.
    well Ford 1954 outside at least.
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  • lookout on top the malecon and city out of tunnel
    lookout on top the malecon and city out...
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  • Malecon towards hotels and center
    Malecon towards hotels and center
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    Drive on Havana along Malecon

    by gwened Updated Feb 8, 2014

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    tunnel under the bay of Habana
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    Favorite thing: great to drive, get a nice car and you go sightseeing, then stop as you like and walk its narrow streets, just wonderful
    and don't forget to get those old American cars to be driven on, its special. And of course drive Under the historical tunnel of Havana with 733 meters long ,and it is 12-14 meters deep built by a French firm Societé de Grand Travaux de Marseille.terminated on may 31 1958

    Fondest memory: walk old Havana and drive on the Malecon and Under the tunnel

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    Old American cars

    by draguza Updated May 16, 2011
    Me with old cars

    Favorite thing: About half of the old American vehicles on Cuba’s streets are from the 1950s, with Chevrolets more numerous than any other make. Another 25 percent are from the 1940s, with the remainder from the 1930s.

    Except for a handful of newer automobiles belonging to diplomats, no American cars have been shipped to Cuba since 1960, when the Eisenhower administration imposed a ban on all U.S. exports to the island following Fidel Castro’s rise to power

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    Old Cars polished with pride

    by skatzcatz Written Apr 8, 2007
    Old Cars polished with pride
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    Favorite thing: Since the embargo has been in place many cuban's have resorted to repairing and maintaining their old 1950's automobiles. It makes for a trip back into history, Happy Day's or something similar comes to mind.

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    Old American cars everywhere

    by mim95 Written Aug 13, 2004

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    Old American cars in Havana

    Favorite thing: Perhaps Havana is the only place where you can see old American cars in front of a Spanish colonial style house. Only the exterior of many of these cars from the 50s and 60s is originial, the parts and engine are possibly made in Russia or homemade! You can ride in one of them, as many are taxis.

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    Vintage cars

    by aramat Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Old car

    Favorite thing: The old American cars in Havana (and in Cuba) are fascinating - it's like a time trip. Some of them are rusty, but others are meticulously maintained.

    Fondest memory: These guys were so friendly when they saw I wanted to take a picture of their beautiful car.

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    See the buildings

    by maryamy Written Jul 29, 2003

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    Havana

    Favorite thing: See the buildings and the old cars. Spanish colonial times gave one legacy and the American colonial times gave the other.
    The cars are fabulous and quite rare in the world today. It's next to impossible to buy one as a foreigner and take it home, such a shame!

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    Old cars

    by duanestorey Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Old cars

    Favorite thing: Havana is one of the few places you can go in the Western Hemisphere that hasn't been influenced heavily by North American culture. Ever since Kennedy but trade restrictions in place, Cuba has had very few imports. This is very evident just be looking at all the cars people drive.

    Fondest memory: Seeing all the old chevs driving around!

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    More vintage cars

    by aramat Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Old red car

    Favorite thing: This car looks like a red whale, it's amazing.

    Fondest memory: Actually, being in Havana is like really being in the Buena Vista Social Club film - and the classic cars just add to this feeling.

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