Here’s some more pictures my papa took while in the Navy. These are from Havana in March 1956, along the harbor area with many now classic cars seen in the photos.
…dig the Gangster white walls on the one above…in the background on the left is Morro Castle, the fort is on the hill to the right.
…i wonder how many of these cars are still on the road today in this shot of the harbor.
Chevy Bel Air, 1955 or 6. Gorgeous that it matches the water. And love those nice wide streets.
A friend went to Havana last year and took a bunch of pix. Essentially, everywhere you looked were classic American cars from the mid-late 50’s. Guess they never got those bizarre plastic cars the Soviets made in the 60’s and 70’s. I saw loads of those when I crossed the Berlin Wall in 1985. They probably would have melted in the Caribbean heat.
It’s a ’55 Bel Air.
I was going to say, that they probably still have those cars there! I just heard this week that for the first time since the embargo WE PUT ON CUBA, in 1962, Cubans are going to be able to buy cars again.
I think we should go to Cuba and find us some fabulous fifties flivvers!
OMG. I’m sure there’s a treasure trove of them there and they’re probably going to be so anxious to dump them and get a new car after 50 years.
I hope someone will be able to film the business of the new cars going into Cuba??.. Can’t wait to see a Cuba State owned New-Car-Dealership!!!…LOL.. Wonder what the writing will be like in their advertising???…smile..