Havana Cars

Havana, Cuba, 2 September 2016

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Still on the same day as the last post, we are walking in Central Havana and there are lots of old cars around.  The blue car is probably a 1946 Oldsmobile.

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1956 Ford.

I’m not sure what the others were doing at the time but I found myself able to stand on a street corner.  We are on the corner of Infanta and Neptuno, out of the central city.  You have no doubt seen images of the immaculate old vehicles that tourists are offered rides in in the old city.  These are the cars that the ordinary people drive.

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Blue car maybe a 1947 Chevrolet.  Red car behind it is probably a Lada and the yellow car beside that is a Moskvich.

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The yellow and black taxi is a Lada, behind that an early 50s Ford, behind that probably a 1952 Chrysler.

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The green car going away is a Chev.  Don’t know what the blue car in the middle is.

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The red car is a 53 or 54 Chevrolet.

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1949 (Chrysler) Plymouth taxi.

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Oldsmobile, probably 1954.  Another taxi.

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1955 Chevrolet.

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1953 or 54 Chevrolet.

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1947 Plymoutn.  Limpimg along, it seems.

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Ford Fairlane 500 V8, about 1955, carrying tourists.

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1956 Pontiac (Taxi).

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We then dropped into Hotel Nacional de Cuba for a while.

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible.

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… waiting for tourists to take a ride back to town…

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1954 Ford convertible.

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On the road towards town.

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This one’s a mystery.  It must be a European car, but what I don’t know.  It bears the name Pininfarina on the dashboard and, very small, on the rear of the car.  But Fininfarina didn’t build cars, they were a coachbuilder.  They had a close partnerrship with Ferrari and provided services for many other marques including Alpha Romeo, Peugeot, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  The radio says Jensen, but I think that’s just the brand of radio.  I can’t find any plausible candidates. Maybe a small manufacturer or a custom order.  I’d be intrigued if anyone knows.

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6 comments on “Havana Cars

  1. Robert Hayes says:

    Unknown blue car…Oldsmobile. I had one. Mine had a grill. 😉

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  2. About the last car – I asked a friend of a friend who is into old cars. He said at first glance Bentley, and it is a bentley looking nose, but it is too small for a Bentley. With the different names you mention on it, he thinks it might be a kit car. We were trying to enlarge to photo to recognize the insignia on the nose, but the pic isn’t hi res enough to do so. Do you have another pic or can you crop to the hood insignia to see if we recognize it?

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