This colorful photo rich coffee table book on the cars of Cuba should be in the hands of any classic car enthusiast. Havana is a city known for featuring thousands of cars dating from prior to 1959. Locals continue to use these old cars (although there are newer cars are on the Cuban roads these days, it is currently prohibitively expensive to import new cars because of the high luxury tax) and perhaps a disappointment to collectors, there is a ban on exporting vintage cars.
This book captures the both the elegance of these cars yet at the same time how these automobiles play an integral role in Cuba’s daily life.
And the photographs are not only of cars but of car accessories including car mascots. And with the wear of time on this ancient beauties, repair shops are an important part of keeping the vehicles running. With 60+ years of driving the same vehicles, you can be sure that what is under the hood has been repaired and jury rigged many times.
Travelers take note, the Excursions section of the book highlights popular parts of the country outside of Havana – with of course, automobiles as the focus of the photography.
The book is tri-lingual – written in German, Spanish and English.
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