Portland: Havana on the Pacific slideshow
On the streets of Portland, hundreds of 40- to 50-year-old cars jostle with newer, anonymous tin. If it runs, it's a daily driver.
Portland, Ore., with its moderate, practically English climate seems to have thrown away the calendar. Among the brightly colored Czech-built streetcars, hundreds of 40- to 50-year-old cars jostle with newer, anonymous tin. If it runs, it's a daily driver. The situation is not unlike Havana, Cuba, where, for entirely different reasons (a 50-year-old blockade), old cars simply aren't allowed to die.
Our article in the fall issue of Hagerty’s explores this phenomenon. Here are some of the cars we couldn’t feature in the magazine. All these vehicles were spotted over a single day in Portland.