Why NostalgiCar?

We are...

  • a Cuban private family project,
  • passionate about vintage cars, about Cuban culture and history,
  • from a family working with classic American cars since the 1950s.

Our Vintage Cars are...

  • beautifully and meticulously restored in accordance with their original design,
  • driven by professional drivers who are proud of their car and happy to drive you around our  homeland,
  • loved by celebrities, politicians, artists, actors - probably the most photographed cars in Cuba, casted for films and clips.

Our aims are...

  • sharing our love for Cuba and for our cars with you,
  • being a people-to-people bridge between Cuba and the rest of the world,
  • encouraging tourist services within the Cuban private sector, generating more employment.

Customer Reviews

  • NostalgiCar Not to miss experience.....

    Lindastravelreviews, 20 August 2020

    From the moment my sisters and I were picked up from lunch in two beautifully restored 1950’s Chevrolets and driven to NostalgiCar workshop we had an amazing time. The workshop/garage is a hidden gem in a local neighborhood outside of Old Havana. Not only did we get to see some restoration work going on but we met the charismatic owner Julio Alvarez. Words can not describe the passion, joy and knowledge Julio shared with us about his family business. We have a new appreciation for what it takes to be an entrepreneur in Cuba. This stop was one of our highlights of our trip and we are not even car enthusiasts ...

  • Don't miss a visit to the Garage Workshop

    smgapp, 6 February 2020

    We are a family of 9 and booked three perfect 50's cars with guides for an all day tour around Havana, Cojimar and Hemingway's house. One of the highlights of the day was a stop at Nostalgicars garage . The owner Julio gave us a very informative talk about his cars (with an English interpreter). Julio is so funny and obviously loves his business...

  • More vintage cars

    Sunshine34500, 15 October 2019

    Fantastic cars from at least 50 + years ago, some in mint condition. Most handed down to each generation and with great pride. All colors, styles and sooooo much chrome. Some even have the original motors. A must see and experience in Cuba.

  • A car buff's dream

    Linda S., 12 May 2019

    Nidialys and Julio Alvarez's restoration garage is a must-visit for anyone who loves cars from the 50's. We took a ride in pink Lola, the second of their cars to be restored and used in their private car service. We saw some beauties -- in various stages of rehabilitation. My husband even got to sit behind the wheel of a newly refurbished Chevy.

  • Fantastic Professional Experience

    CEC51, 16 April 2019

    If you wish to plan a unique personal itinerary plus ride in a 1950's Chevrolet auto don't look any further and hire Nostalgic Car. Don't be scared by the USA regulations. I first contacted Nidalys 4 months before our cruise to Havana. I wrote what we wanted to do and she made it happen..
    We met the Julio our driver at the Hotel Raquel 2 blocks from the cruise terminal , and Nadine a 1955 Bel Air was our ride.We were guided to a great spot to watch the 9:00 Cannon Shot at the Fortress of San Carlos de Cabana which is not on any cruise itinerary...

Let’s go for a ride!

We are Julio & Nidialys. We own and operate NostalgiCar Tours & Garage. We have a fleet of beautifully restored vintage American cars from the 1950s. We drive visitors from around the world on tours and transfers around Havana and other Cuban destinations, on a unique people-to-people experience.

We combine our passion for classic cars with our love for our country Cuba.

Come ride with us while we tell you our story about building such a business in Cuba. You can also experience the action at our garage, where we return our American classics to their original splendor.