​The Yank Tanks of Havana

Pre-embargo American cars are still used in Havana and around Cuba.

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Aug 20 2015, 9:28pm

From the column 'Photos From Beyond'

Pre-embargo American cars are still used in Havana and around Cuba. Ones with all original parts are extremely expensive but most have been rebuilt by specialized "talleros" at this point. Most of them are older people who grew up with these cars and know them inside-out. There are weeks-long waiting lists to get any work done and tons of demand.

Chevy convertibles are super popular.

You never know what you might find down a side street.

Missing badges or otherwise, the cars strike an imposing presence.

Nothing like a pink cruiser for touring the city.

Cuban evenings definitely set the perfect scene.

Taxis are a blast from the past.

It doesn't get much better than this.

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