Last time we saw a selection of classic American cars, but this time around we will move to next era and see a selection of Russian vehicles that are still common in Cuba.
There are quite a few of these Moskvich sedans still in use. The locals joked that these were sought after only if you could not afford a Lada.
Lada 2107s are common as well.
A more modern Lada station wagon. Unfortunately a poor quality photo but it is the only one I managed to get of it.
Less common than the saloons, but there were some Niva SUVs as well. I did even manage to see a rare four door version.
There were plenty of Russian medium and heavy duty trucks including this GAZ 53.
And a much modified ZiL.
A Cuban water tanker of mixed pedigree.
A Kamas truck and Lada saloon.
Initially I thought the white truck might be Russian but it has been potentially identified as a Spanish Ebro, but there is another Moskvich behind it to stay in the Russian theme. On the truck the headlights are different, sports a Ford pickup grill and almost looks like two cabs mounted back to back to make a super cab.
UAZ 31512 4×4 in Varadero.
UAZ plus a Jeep.
I loved seeing these GAZ saloons for the first time in the flesh so to speak.
They are a nice sort of size for taxi work.
This GAZ-24 Volga looks a little worse for wear.
A more modern Moskvich 2141 hatchback.
In the next installment we will take a look some other marques from around the world.
The three part Cuba series: