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A visit to Cuba

 

This is Boris who was our driver while we were there. And that is his magnificent 1958 Oldsmobile outside his house.

A visit to Cuba

 

This is Boris who was our driver while we were there. And that is his magnificent 1958 Oldsmobile outside his house.

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That is a beauty, Paul, Boris doesn't sound a Cuban name...smile
paul: The Russians had quite an impact on Cuban society at one point
Niiiiiice ride!!!!! The cars seem to be the best part of Cuba! Did you see much damage from the recent storms?
paul: They seemed to have a managed to clear most of it up although sometimes in Havana it was hard to tell what was hurricane damage and what was just general falling apart
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Feb 2018, 07:43
Terrific car!
paul: it was truly splendid, but it also made you appreciate the value of innovations such as air conditioning, quieter engines and suspension systems that can cope with bad roads
A camera club friend went to Cuba two or three years ago and came back with some great shots of these old American cars, this one looks to be one that is very much cared for.
paul: I would hazard a guess that it is worth more than his house!
They really do miraculous work to keep these old cars going. It is hard to get parts so many are hand made.
paul: Resourceful is perhaps the best word to describe most Cubans

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