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While visting the country i took photos of a few cars and trucks. Our guide told us, that a lot of cars now get converted to Diesel engines, because gas prizes are quite high compared to the monthly income. One litre of fuel is about 1 Dollar, the average income is 15 to 20 Dollar.

It weren't the most pretty ones driving around, but showcases for 50 to 60 year old vehicles that were in constant use. Maybe you have fun identifying make, model and perhaps the year of production. Would be interesting for me, too.

This one was photgraphed in Bayamo. Notice the Fast and The Furious sticker on the windscreen.

Number two stood in the parking lot of a hotel located somewhere in the jungle. The "road" leading there was virtually not existant.

Car number three was an exhibit in Fidel Castro's hideout before he had to go to exile. He allegdly used the car and transported guns with it.

Number four enters the picture from the right, just outside Fidel Castro's hideout near Santiago de Cuba.

Number five was photographed from the opposite side of the street.

Number six was parked in the city of Santiage de Cuba.

Number seven is a russian truck, roaring through a narrow side street in Santiago. My dad used to drive the dump truck version of this when we still were the German Democratic Republic (Eastern Germany).

Number eight was parked in Santiago.

Number nine was photgraphed in Boracoa (the oldest city of Cuba). I could not go near that car. Two mean looking guys were sitting in it.

And number 10 was a truck i photographed in front of our hotel in Varadero.
 

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We were on our way to some old fortress, near Wilson's Island (not sure about the name)* when i photographed number 11.

Number twelve drove by our hotel in Varadero.


* Before the revolution it was an island packed with casinos and night clubs. Today it's home for about 500 people.
 

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Interesting photos. Thanks for sharing them.

First photo is a 56-57 Mercury.

Next two are early 50's vintage but don't know the make. Maybe Chrysler.

Photo #4 is a 53 Chevy.

#5 is a late 40's vintage Chrysler product.

#6 is a 53 Dodge/Plymouth.

#8 is European made in the late 50's, we think.

#9 is a 57 Pontiac.

There is another 53 Chevy behind the truck in the photo #11.

Best we can do.

We trudge on.
 

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I really admire the mechanics who keep those things on the road by hook or crook. Of course there's not much choice in the matter.
 

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No. 8 is a Peugeot 404.
Popular choice of Taxi in Tunisia........ (Don't ask)
They did a cabriolet version styled by Pininfarina which can currently fetch @ £30,000 fully restored ($48,500) ish.


The Peugeot 403 was also available in 4 door or 2 door cabriolet, and a certain American detective used to always drive the cabriolet........
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Number 5 is a Volvo PV

Number 6 is an Australian Holden FJ with a homemade grill

Number 8 is a Puegeot 404

Number 12 is a Lada Riva (you would have seen plenty of those in E.Germany!)
 

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Number 6 is an Australian Holden FJ with a homemade grill
But it says Plymouth!!!!! :D Googling around, a 1951 Plymouth Sedan comes close. Did Holden build left hand drive cars?
Number 12 is a Lada Riva (you would have seen plenty of those in E.Germany!)
That would have been to easy. The truck on the left is more interesting.
 

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But it says Plymouth!!!!! :D Googling around, a 1951 Plymouth Sedan comes close. Did Holden build left hand drive cars?
No, not back then they didn't. The FX/FJ holden was based on a late 40s Chevrolet, & most of the design process was done in Detroit. So it makes sense that GM would have mitigated the costs by utilising that design in other markets.
 

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But it says Plymouth!!!!! :D Googling around, a 1951 Plymouth Sedan comes close. Did Holden build left hand drive cars?
No but Australia is full of American cars that have had aftermarket r/h drive conversions. There is an entire cottage industry here that converts them, the wipers are the only hard thing. Holden was and still is, owned by GM and it wouldn`t surprise me if they made a variant of the FJ under licence in Brazil or somewhere like that. My own Holden VE commodore is an Australian made car sold in America as the Pontiac G8, in LHD.
The body, I`m sure, is a Holden FJ.

 
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