Havana is an intoxicating city, a crumbling, culturally rich, historically captivating and sensuous place.
It’s only 150 kilometers from Cuba’s popular resort town of Varadero to the country’s fascinating capital—an easy two-hour drive. Make a day trip in a classic American car and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported much, much further. Like, back to the 1950s.
Havana’s dusty streets are filled with vintage, mostly decrepit Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and other Detroit dowagers imported before Fidel Castro took power in 1959. After the revolution, the U.S. embargo descended and time stood still—at least for…
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See the companion slideshow: Top 5 vintage cars for cruising in Havana