MEET THE MECHANICS THAT RESTORE CUBA’S CLASSIC CARS

It takes an army of mechanics to keep Cuba’s classic cars running. Join us for a meeting with these scrappy auto experts.


Cuba’s steady flow of American cars was abruptly cut after the Revolution of 1959. Since then, mechanics have done everything imaginable to keep original cars on the road – like a ‘58 Ford with a Toyota engine or a ‘57 Jeep with Soviet-made steering and a new Hyundai transmission. 

Now with tourism increasing and regulations changing, the market for these auto oddities is booming. We’ll meet some of the self-made mechanics who restore these American classics.

This activity is available on our Weekend in Havana tour or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary