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New law threatens Cuba's classic, beautiful cars

By CNN Staff
updated 11:29 AM EST, Tue January 14, 2014
Our iReport assignment on "Cuba's vintage cars" resulted in dozens of submissions from readers around the world. One<a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074325'> iReporter</a>, Wolfgang Theofel, visited Cuba for a university trip with his school back in February 2013. The German student was there for a geographical excursion and photographed the vintage cars in the area. Our iReport assignment on "Cuba's vintage cars" resulted in dozens of submissions from readers around the world. One iReporter, Wolfgang Theofel, visited Cuba for a university trip with his school back in February 2013. The German student was there for a geographical excursion and photographed the vintage cars in the area.
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Vintage cars of Cuba, an endangered sight?
Vintage cars of Cuba, an endangered sight?
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cuba's new law makes buying a new car easier
  • But it could lead to the demise of its famous classic models

Have you seen Cuba's stunning vintage cars? Send us your images!

(CNN) -- Cuba recently eased restrictions on car imports and acquisitions in the country, doing away with a law that made icons of its old American Pontiacs and Chevys.

Though there have been some reports that new cars are so far prohibitively expensive for most locals, some fear the easing of the law spells the beginning of the end for these vehicular stalwarts.

We asked iReporters to send in images of the country's beautiful vintage U.S. cars -- have a look at some of the best in the gallery above and send in your own.

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