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A Cuba green Chevrolet on a street of Trinidad is something that is impossible to miss if you visit this city; and not only because this car is present all over Cuba. The imagine sends you back in time, in the period when the embargo didn’t exist. The commercial and cultural presence of US on the island was very strong before the Cuba’s revolution. The cars` influx stopped just after this revolution. Because of the embargoes the new cars were almost impossible to be imported and because of the economic situation of the communism the power of buying was limited. So the Cubans had to keep the old cars that have been helping them for years. This is why to see a classic green Chevrolet on many streets of Cuba is such a usual thing. In Havana, for example, anyone can meet the old mixed with the new. The skyline is punctuated with buildings that hold modern offices, but there are also residential towers like in the East of Europe, in a deteriorated shape. Some of the old cars are rusted or with no fresh paint and they can be seen along with the shinier and newer models. The motorcycles and the carts share the same road. The American old cars of Cuba are called ‘bartavia’, ‘yank tank’, ‘cacharro’ or ‘maquina’. The wonderful automobiles are preserved and considered a national treasure by the entire country; the circumstances and the history contributed to this situation like nowhere else in the world. Before the USA embargo there were around 150.000 classic cars in Cuba but after the embargo the international trade became almost impossible. This is why the classic cars that exist in Cuba now are old but very well cared of and really loved.

 
 

 

Cuba Classic Green Chevrolet

 

 
 
 
Cuba Classic Cars

 

Cuba Classic Cars

 

 
Cuba American Classic Cars

 

American Classic Cars

 

 
Cuba Blue Chevrolet in Trinidad
 

 

 Cuba Blue Chevrolet
 

 

 
Cuba Classic Cars Parking
 

 

 Classic Cars Parking

 

 
Cuba Classic Green Chevrolet
 

 

Classic Green Chevrolet
 

 

 
Cuba Coco Taxis
 

 

Cuba Coco Taxis
 

 

 
Cuba Ford Taxi
 

 

Cuba Ford Taxi

 

 
Cuba Nike Sticker on Classic Car
 

 

Sticker on Classic Car

 

 
Old Taxi in Havana
 

 

Old Taxi in Havana

 

 
Cuba Purple Classic Car
 

 

Cuba Purple Classic Car

 

 
Cuba Red Chevrolet from 1950
 

 

Cuba Red Chevrolet
 

 

 
 

 

 

 



 

 
 
 


 

 

 
 
 



 

 
 
 



 

   

 


 

 

 

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