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HAVANA TIMES – Walking down San Ignacio Street in Old Havana last Saturday, I came across a car museum, which has only been open for the past eight months.
There, I could appreciate the history of Cuba’s automobile industry from the very first Ford model T manufactured in 1914, to a jet ski made today.
However, the thing that really caught my attention was a special room where there was a car donated to the museum by Eusebio Leal, the City Historian. This had in turn been a gift to our historian from a wealthy US citizen. It’s a 1949 DeSoto, a real gem of engineering and design, with 0 km on the odometer.
I recommend you take a trip back in time to when classic cars first arrived in Havana.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, and Sundays from 9:30 AM until noon. Have a good trip back in time! Address: Calle San Ignacio e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey, Old Havana.
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