Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Fidel Castro’s Chaika Is Now A Taxi – Even The Lumpenproletariat Can Now Ride In Revolutionary Luxury

RiveraNotario (Ramon Rivera) posted this shot of a 1987 GAZ-14 Chaika, one of five formerly in Fidel Castro’s stable. With their armor removed and their thirsty V8s replaced by Mercedes diesels, they are now in the fleet of CubaTaxi. Whether they got rid of the smell of cigars inside is unknown. For that matter, the driver will probably offer to sell you a Cohiba, Fidel’s preferred brand. Maybe a Fidel cap to go with it? Just bring your own beard. And your dollars.

Update: It turns out Ramon Rivera actually rode in this Chaika taxi. The full write-up is here.