I’m struggling to pin this one down. It might be a hybrid, with a cab from a sedan. Or?
Posted by Rivera Notario.
I am getting a 1949-52 Pontiac vibe from the cab area. The sliver streak in the hood is there, as is the little character line that trails back from the headlights. The general shape of the windshield and door window is there, in the way that the door beltline rises up a bit as it curves around to meet the bottom of the windshield.
There is lots of homemade work there too, but I’m thinking that one of those Pontiacs served as the Cuban artist’s blank canvas.
That was my first thought. But the Pontiac windshield curves more at the upper sides, and it’s higher up in relation to the door. Close, but not quite the same.
I’ve looked and compared some more: the similarities to the Pontiac (or Chevy) cab are of course very apparent. The windshield still looks to be lower at its top edge. Maybe the donor car was rolled and they doctored that section.
Cab looks almost Willys Aero sedan like?
Like a Pontiac, but reminds to a Buick too…
Clearly it’s a Subaru, since it has the Subaru logo painted boldly on the door…
Thats Matariki the Maori new year does Cuba celebrate that too. no idea where the cab sprang from though.
Must be a Subaru based upon the door markings. Well, Eric beat me to it…
The cab looks like it’s from a ‘51 or ‘52 Pontiac wagon. You can tell its the wagon from the roofline, which bulges upward from the windshield in the wagon unlike the sedan.
I wanted to think the same thing, but the Pontiac windshield goes up higher in relation to the front door.
Paul youre assuming the cab and front clip started on the same vehicle, this is Cuba and thats not always a given
I’m not assuming that at all. I specifically said that the Pontiac windshield looks to go up higher in the roof. Clearly the front fender has been cut and grafted; the line where the two pieces were joined is visible.
Of course I don’t know what this is, but “uso particular” means “for hire”.
Can’t read the hood badge, but the chrome does look Pontiac-ish. Whatever it is I love these things the talented Cubans come up with. Some passenger body on a military truck chassis.
The nose has a ’49 Studebaker-ish vibe to it.
That was my first reaction too, before I noticed the hood trim.
One more reason to suspect it’s part Pontiac, the hood ornament has the amber illuminated Indian head.
I agree that it’s a GM body beyond that I wonder if maybe someone got a deal on a rolled over truck and cobbled this up .
Seems that Zil-130 grille was partly cut and welded on this cab
Suspect it’s a ZiL chassis with Poncho cab n ZiL grill in front of a home made body.
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