Tourist couple in classic convertible hire car driving past El Capitolio
It maybe stereotypical but it’s true, Havana is full of classic United States cars from the 1950s and earlier. Historic economic and political anomalies led to Havana (and Cuba as a whole) being the best place in the world for such vehicles. Cubans can’t import auto-mobiles privately so they do everything they can to keep their old cars running.
Blue 1950s Chevrolet in front of yellow building
Havana also has many Soviet-made Lada, Moskvitch and AZLK cars from the 1960s to 1980s when the Soviet Union was Cuba’s primary supporter.
Three old Soviet sedans in Havana
Following are more car photos from Rocío and my Havana visits between November 2016 and January 2017.
Old blue cars bumper to bumper adjacent blue building
Classic hot pink convertible in front of a building in largely original condition
Classic car on a Havana street in front of El Capitolio
A Havana classic US car with exposed repair work
A green Chevrolet in front of another classic US car with a red Soviet vehicle behind
Classic US convertibles and their drivers lined up for hire in front of a grand Havana building
1950s Plymouth sedan in front of construction fencing