11/21…cuban cars 4, originally uploaded by axiepics.

axiepics says, “old chev
Plaza Vigia, Matanzas, Cuba
There are about 450,000 cars in Cuba, a lot from the 20’s and 30’s.
In Batista’s time no other country in the world imported as many Chryslers, Studebakers, and Desotos. After Castro took over the Americans imposed their trade imbargo so the cars stopped coming. All these old cars have been kept operational out of necessity, through amazing ingenuity with sparse supplies. Now Cuba is the largest American car museum in the world.”

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