Cars in Cuba 17 images Created 22 Nov 2012
Between the classic cars and the Spanish colonial architecture, walking through Havana and many of the other towns and villages in Cuba is like stepping through a time machine into the mid 20th century. Through the late 1950s, Cubans were able to buy cars from America but that ended with the revolution. While you do see a blend of Russian, Chinese and more modern European and Japanese cars on the roads in Cuba, there is a remarkable number of classic American cars that are kept running through a blend of loving patience and mechanical wizardry which is particularly impressive given the proximity to salty ocean water that would normally eat through the steel exteriors. In many cases, the engines have been replaced with more modern versions from Asian cars or by salvaging parts from other vehicles.