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#1 ChrisBcritter


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:51 PM

Every now and then I check out Cuba's version of Craigslist, Revolico.com, to check out the cars for sale. Today I was surprised to find three different '55-'56 Ford Crown Victorias. This one's been redone with a Ford 460:





This one's a bit more stock. Pedro says he's the third owner; electrics are new but the V8 automatic drivetrain is all original:




And a '55, not much info other than it's just been reupholstered with clear vinyl seat covers:





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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:01 PM

They must be using that 20W-50 CastrOil ...

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:31 AM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

Maybe I ought to move to Cuba. Might be fun living in a place where these things were still daily drivers.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

Y Blocks last forever. If it weren't by the U.S. blockade, parts would be a lot easier to find. I've being in Cuba twice, but the car I want when I move there, and I will in the future, is a GAZ 2424, or even a 2410, Drove a few there and fell in love. 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:02 AM

I would love to wander around and check out all those sweet old American cars still hiding out down there. I remember reading articles in Hemmings that popped up a lot about photos of really rare cars down there just chilling, and not really rotting that bad either.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:22 PM

The cars do rot to some extent with the salt air (check out the rockers and wheel openings on many cars that have obviously been redone) but they're kept up. A lot of cars have real nice trim and bumpers; I wonder if it's due to the fact Cuba has very large deposits of nickel?


This weekend's update is brought to you by your local Ford dealer, with two convenient locations in Havana:


Now let's go back a ways:




This '26 or '27 Model T is advertised as highly original (a relative term; note the Model A wheels and front fenders, plus the drum headlights).


And continuing the fresh-air theme, here's a '47 (with a '48 grille) Chevy convertible:




Still has the original six-banger, runs perfect. The owner says it's one of only two in Havana, and that it needs paint (looks like it has a ton of Bondo, unfortunately).


And finally: Ad says it's a '31 Ford, but it looks more like a '28 or '29 Murray-bodied sedan minus its roof:




Wheels of course are a bit later (like '33-'34?).