Setting the politics aside, the possible thawing of relationships between the United States and Cuba could provide an opportunity to repatriate some American cars from the 1950s that got “locked” inside Cuba. When Castro took over Cuba in 1959, which subsequently lead to a trade embargo with the United States, it is like time stood still. No new American cars were imported into Cuba and so the locals had to keep their 1950s cars and keep them running for the last 60 years as no newer American cars could be brought into the country. As a result these old cars have been used every day for the last 60 years – the ultimate “driver” car. I understand that many of them are used as taxis.
A Cuban Street Scene Full Of Old American Cars
It is interesting to think about traveling to Cuba and purchasing some of these cars. They are unique. As far as I know, no other place in the world has kept large numbers of 1950s cars as the daily vehicle of the people. And talk about “patina”; these cars would have “patina” by the car load. If I had one of these cars, then I would try to keep it as much like it would have been in Cuba.
Some Of The Cars Look Reasonably Good
I have no idea how much it would take to buy one of these cars. many of them are rather plain – just 4-door sedans. Probably these cars are fitted with column-mounted three-speed manual transmissions and have six-cylinder engines. I would have no idea how they kept them running all these years nor would have any idea about the quality of any of the repairs made over those years.
I Would Be Very Tempted To Leave The Cars Untouched
Given how desperate the Cuban government is for money, they would probably add some massive export tax on these cars if someone wanted to take one out of the country. Who knows, but it is interesting to think about. There are a lot of old running cars there. You need to get there early before the big auction houses get there.