50s muscle car in central Havana.


Original camera: Panasonic DMC-FX5. Postprocessed using Polagen (

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  • Alexandre Bertin 6y

    Cuba Libre !
  • martyn oliver 6y

    Yes sir!
  • Larry Drummond 6y

    How come there are so many of these in Cuba?!!
  • Lida Chaulet PRO 6y

    oh, how wonderflul, wish I had access to a car like that...

    hmmm.. and those houses...

    and the sun...

    seriously... love it, great all over feel...
  • martyn oliver 6y

    Hi Larry. They were what was left behind from Hemingway's time. Since then, there has been no money to import private cars to Cuba. Many of these go around held together with string, and lots have tiny oriental engines in place of their original lumps.

    Hi Lida. Thanks (as always). One day, eh? In the meantime, good luck with the exhibition. (Anyone who reads this and can get to Amsterdam should visit Lida's exhibition.)
  • semaryp PRO 6y

    This is beautiful!
    I love this polaroid mood! It's unique!
  • martyn oliver 6y

    Tnank you, Mapy, so do I.

    And thank you, srta leonez, for the favourite.
  • terry reasor PRO 6y

    wow cool look.. the faux pola really looks like an original pola...
  • PhotoShop Guru PRO 5y

    Interesting shot, but "muscle car" generally refers to high performance vehicles of the 60s and 70s, definitely post-revolution. That's a run-of-the-mill early 50s station wagon, most likely with a straight 6, if it's original. The early Toyota straight 6 was a copy of the old Chevy and would drop right in.
  • martyn oliver 5y

    It sounds as if you've been there, PS Guru, so you'll know that there are lots of this overall body type running around with sewing m/c engines inside them. The Toyota straight 6 would be a luxury!

    There are also lots of newer SE Asian imports in the cities, and by comparison they look very much like 7 stone weaklings, so I suppose my "muscle car" reference was made with that in mind.
  • PhotoShop Guru PRO 5y

    Nope, never been there. In that hyperbolic context, I suppose they appear to be muscle cars.
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