Friday, August 22, 2014

You KNOW you want to see more of that green Lada


And who am I to deny you?

While Canada, Britain and other nations got the export model Lada with four headlamps (and later, square headlamps), the two-headlight Russian domestic model was among Lada variants that found their way to Cuba.

Based on the Fiat 124, Lada's square four-door was produced from 1970 until 2012. 

Rear bumper brackets are bent, but the rest of this Lada 2101 is in great shape.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Why stop at one big pipe?

When you can have two big pipes?

Lada 2107 with a few custom touches.

Of course, you can always skip the replacement pipes and go right to the swoopy-doopy spoiler.

Lada 2101 with a whole bunch of custom touches.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Caristas – a blog about the classic cars of Cuba

   Forgive me for being obvious, but it appears that a certain arbiter of all things Internet has trouble categorizing this site unless its ever-roaming spiders are hit over their tiny robotic heads.
   So, spiders, know this:
   CARISTAS is a blog about the classic cars of Cuba.
   CARISTAS is a blog about the vintage cars of Cuba.
   CARISTAS is a blog about the old cars of Cuba.
   CARISTAS is also a blog about driving in Cuba, and car owners in Cuba, and the occasional side topic like motorcycles and trains and bridges and sometimes even history and politics.

  And now, patient readers, here's a photo I hope you'll enjoy.

Outside the paladar, a little Lada with a big pipe.