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Another from Havana, Cuba.
The building may be decaying but some of the pre 1959 Revolution US cars are in amazing condition.
Anybody know the model, bit like a large Ford Prefect.?
My wife and I sat for well over an hour waiting for things to go by. She (maybe) got the best capture.
Thanks for looking

Camera:Fujifilm X-E1
Lens:XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jan 2013 - 9:16 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/55sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Classic US Auto, Havana
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:25 Feb 2013 - 1:25 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Transport
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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:44 PM

Motion blur is not ideal for car identification, but my Other Half, who knows about these things agrees that it's a similar shape to a Ford Prefect, 1940s / early '50s, but thinks it looks quite a bit bigger.
Havana is on my wish-list, but more for the sake of what lies behind the car...

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 25 Feb 2013 - 1:45 PM
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Feb 2013 - 1:51 PM

What a stunning colourful image !! Very well taken !

25 Feb 2013 - 2:18 PM

Nice one Ian.

johnke  156 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:24 PM

Wow a real super image. So much color and movement of the car,John

cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 3:04 PM

Classic bus queue too! Smile Smile

EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 4:09 PM

Great colours! Not hard to tell how superb those buildings once must have looked.


Last Modified By EAS at 25 Feb 2013 - 4:10 PM
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 4:50 PM

I agree with mrswhoolybills husband in previous photo comment, the car looks like a Ford Prefect
The photo does justice to the Havana colourful unmaintained old buildings
American Embargo still hurts the country
Regards Brian

richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

Nice Image!! I Like it a lot!!

widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

Cracker Ian i love it the buildings are spectacular as are the cars . My wife doesn't want to go Sad Moira can i go wi you lol on a photographic holiday Smile


25 Feb 2013 - 10:54 PM

I reckon that's a Ford Pilot.

It was related to the Prefect/Popular/Anglia series but was bigger and came with a (hopelessly underpowered) V8 engine.

We put one through the timing lights at Santa Pod once, many, many years ago. It took so long to get from one end to the other and arrived so slowly that the lights couldn't work out what was going on.

This one looks to have been fitted with some fancy wheels and tyres. A custom of some kind perhaps?


Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 25 Feb 2013 - 10:54 PM
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