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3 Classic Car Quirks That Spark Up Instant Nostalgia

3 Classic Car Quirks That Spark Up Instant Nostalgia

Cuba’s vintage cars are renown across the globe, and thanks to an almost 60-year trade embargo, many of the cars are older than their owners. It’s not uncommon to spot a pristine Plymouth or Buick as you head into cities such as Havana. While the cars have remained and have been pristinely maintained, they’re not mint. This is because parts for these cars were also starved, leading local car mechanics to become fabricators too. They adapted car parts shipped in from other parts of the world such as Japan, and simply had to make do. The result ...

Keep Your Classic Cars Mold-Free

Keep Your Classic Cars Mold-Free

When 200 classic cars paraded in Havana’s famed Malecón seawall in January 2019, they demonstrated that vintage vehicles are part of the Cuban heritage and represent one of the country’s main attractions. Unfortunately, keeping classic cars in mint condition can become a challenge as they are constantly exposed to the threat of mold, whether they are stored for long periods of time as priceless collectibles or used daily for tours, commuting, shopping and other errands. In addition, during the wet season, humidity levels are high, which encourages mold growth. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to ...

Everybody’s Got Time to Explore Cuba by Car

Everybody’s Got Time to Explore Cuba by Car

By Lucy Wyndham.

Flight bookings to Cuba have increased by over 25% in the past year, with more families, friends and individuals heading to the popular Caribbean island to experience one of the most well-preserved cultures in the world. While it’s incredibly safe to travel to Cuba alone, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing a culture as rich as Cuba’s with friends and family. If you’re planning on heading to Cuba, why not take time out to explore the island by car? Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, there’s time to cruise down ...

Car Hacks: Make Your Vintage Car Shine Like New

Car Hacks: Make Your Vintage Car Shine Like New

By Lucy Wyndham

It’s no secret that vintage cars are beautiful and costly. Some of the most prized classics can go for as much as $30 million dollars. Because of this, it’s imperative that owners of classic or vintage cars know how to maintain and perform upkeep on their prized possessions. But when upkeep fails and you’re left with the task of restoring your vintage vehicle to its original glamour, it becomes apparent that it’s no easy task. As you tour through Cuba in one, you’ll notice how spotless and pristine their old cars are ...

Becoming a Vintage Car Expert: Here Are The Oldest Cars Ever Made

Becoming a Vintage Car Expert: Here Are The Oldest Cars Ever Made

By Lucy Wyndham


Visiting Havana is a great way to witness the beauty and finesse of vintage cars. By taking a tour in a vintage car and learning more about the way they work, you can fulfill your desire to learn more about antique vehicles while experiencing a part of Cuban history. After taking the tour, you may even have a newfound passion for old cars, leading you to pose the question: what are some of the oldest cars in the world?

While many people assume that Henry Ford’s Model T is the oldest car ever made, there are ...

Cuba’s Crafty Mechanics - Classic Car Upkeep

Cuba’s Crafty Mechanics - Classic Car Upkeep

By Lucy Wyndham

Vintage cars just don’t seem to make an appearance on the streets of many countries these days. This has given Cuba a top advantage and a slick vibrancy by their everyday presence on the streets of Havana, Varadero and elsewhere. However, even in Cuba, new cars are starting to emerge. Whilst the vintage cars will always be a feature of the roads of the island, you might be wondering how on earth the island nation has managed to keep their cars working and looking so well.

So, next time you’re thinking about being driven around ...

Three Classic Cars that Define Cuban History

Three Classic Cars that Define Cuban History

By Lucy Wyndham. 


The entire country of Cuba is an antique car museum rolling on wheels. Wherever you look, you’ll be greeted by an American vintage car cruising down the street. Although many Americans would pay thousands of dollars for these once glorious cars, to Cubans, this is simply everyday life.

The state of the automotive industry in Cuba has a frozen-in-time type of feeling. In 1960, after the Cuban revolution, there was an embargo put into place by President Eisenhower that banned certain exports to Cuba. Therefore, the cars that were in the country remained in the country ...

A book that shows the truth about old cars in Cuba

A book that shows the truth about old cars in Cuba

There is a new book about the culture of American cars in Cuba. As we said before, Cuba is a rolling museum, where you can find about 60,000 old cars along the island. It is true that many of them have been transformed with modern parts but there are some that remain original. Many of our cars in OldCarTours have original engine. So, the book seems to be very interesting revealing the Car's culture in Cuba. That's a good point because the old American cars have become a part of Cuban life. For sure.

If you want ...

Havana Classic Cars

Havana Classic Cars

If you want to ride a classic car in Havana city, then you must be prepared to see as many options as people had at the 50’s years. With around 60,000 old classic cars in Cuba, Havana' visitors will have the opportunity of feeling like traveling in time.

Along the 3 hours tour, tourists can see many sights located in 4 districts of Havana. The most important attractions to see along this tour are: The Capitol building, China Town, Carlos III street, The famous Revolution Square, the houses of “Vedado”, Cristobal Colon Cemetery, Habana Forest that is considered ...

Havana tour in vintage car

Havana tour in vintage car

Havana city is fashionable today. Since the conversation between Raul and Obama there are more and more tourists visiting the city, many of them with the idea of “visiting Havana before Americans arrive”.

That may be true, but despite the political focus, Havana is an old city. Almost the 80 percent of the city remains original since the Colonial period until the Communist Revolution at 1959. Therefore the city is old and today due to the crisis, the city is destroyed. This is part of the charm of Havana, the "City of Columns", because during the 30’s, 40’s ...

The 50s and American cars

The 50s and American cars

The 50s was characterized by significant changes in design, style and functionality of American cars of the time. This is known as the decade of automotive culture. Following the 2nd World War, the US economy grew rapidly due to the industrialization and commercialization of many new products which were invented or developed as a result of the war needs. After the war crisis, the decade began strongly regarding desires of consumption and production. It is estimated that in that decade, American factories produced 56.6 million family cars and 7.3 million vehicles bound for the agricultural and industrial production ...

Havana's old cars is like traveling in time machine

Havana's old cars is like traveling in time machine

Old cars and urban style in Cuba appear like traveling in time machine. There are more than 60,000 classic American cars in Cuba. Most of them remain with original parts, which are brought mainly from the US. These vehicles are locally known as “Yank Tank” or “maquinas”, you may find many around the country.

Among other brands you'll find Chevrolet, Ford, Buick, and in less quantity Cadillac, Mercury, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chrysler and Plymouth; also some classic European automobiles like Opel, Citroën, and MG.

Classic American cars in Cuba use both diesel and gasoline as fuel and their ...
There are all kind of convertible cars in Havana

There are all kind of convertible cars in Havana

Cuban people are good making solutions. We transform or adapt any car in order to keep then working. There is a model of Fiat made in Poland, that Cubans call it as "Polsky". So, here you have a convertible version of this old car from the 80´s.

There are thousand of Fiat Polsky (Fiat type 126) in Cuba. Nowadays these are very popular because of they consume just a few gasoline (small engines). It may be a problem their limit room but Cuban people don't tend to be big size, so it is a comfortable car for the ...