58 Chevy Delray at Almendares Bridge.

Until recently, the only cars that could be bought and sold legally for private use were those which were registered and in use prior to the Revolution. These so-called Yank Tanks have been kept running over the decades through ingenuity and necessity. I met a mechanic working on one of these 50’s era classics who explained that he was attaching a Russian differential to a Hyndai engine in a Plymouth automobile. A Cuban friend who was with me remarked that American mechanics simply replace broken parts with new ones while Cuban mechanics were the ‘real mechanics’. I didn’t argue the point.

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