You guys are all wrong...this is just a test drive for the new cuban TV series. "El Garaje del Monstruo" (Monster Garage)...the poor guys are just out to fabricate some fun, and the damn Coast Guard hauls off and sinks them!
Sorry, but I gotta say I was pretty impressed, Chevy or not. To have been able to keep that thing running reliably enough that it was making 8 knots in the open ocean after better than 50 years of use, without any local NPD outlet to help with parts, took some mechanical aptitude. And their reward? Their family vehicle was sunk, and they were sent back to Cuba. Chebby or not, my hat is off to them.
I live in Miami and have for over half my life. Cuban Americans are ballsy folks, work hard and make things happen. I was frankly P!ssed Off to see the Coast Guard sink it. Threat my a$$! Talk to a Cuban American and they will share some incredible feats that they've done to keep American cars running. The last ones imported were in 1959. There is an auto club in Havana-saw an hour long on it. They put Monster Garage to shame. There was a shop making stainless mouldings for a rare 58 Caddy. Many cars have Russian components. A good friend here came to the US when he was 8 and has built up a very big AC co. He has a 64'5 cv, a 67 GT350, 47 Ford truck, 94 Cobra, and a couple others.