WELCOME TO RETRO HEAVEN – CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES OF CUBA AS A HERITAGE
If you ever wanted to have chill inducing, iconic experience of driving, watching and enjoying retro cars there is no place like Cuba. Cuba is a real car museum of vintage cars and the only place on the earth where old-timers are not a hobby but a lifestyle.
Taking a trip to Cuba is like hoping into a time capsule which will automatically relocate you to the times no later than the 1950s. and this is one of the strongest Cuban potentials when it comes to not only tourism, but also authenticity and mark of the place. Having an old-timer today is generally considered as an expensive and sophisticated hobby and citizens of Cuba practically live that life.
Go to Cuba and look around you – you will see an old movie scene. American classics from the fifties and Chevrolet are among the most frequently seen automobiles. The reason that Chevrolet is something that you will notice so often is the fact that is was one of the most popular marquee cars before the revolution. Besides Chevrolet, you will also see many 1950s Buicks which still patrol Havana in the excellent shape, giving a special note of elegance to Havana’s landscape.
Speaking of vintage cars, there are many other that must be mentioned: Cadillac Eldorado, Ford Fairlane and Ford Edsel, Mercury Monterrey, Buick Super and Oldsmobile 88. However, it is not only about the American vintage cars which cruise through the streets of Cuba – you can see many Soviet old-fashioned models such as Moskvitch 2141debuted in 1986 and was planned to replace most of the cars from ‘60s, going back to the times when USSR and Cuba were trading partners. Besides Moskvitch, GAZ 2410 is one of the models which you can spot more than easily, since they were exported into Cuba starting in the late 1950s and more than popular back then. Besides American and Soviet classic, some Chinese and Korean models can be spotted, but not so often.