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10 Old Pictures of Cars in Saigon

Though cars have been present in the country since the turn of the 20th century, decades of war (1941 – 1975) and an economic stagnation (1975 – 1986) drastically reduced the number of automobiles in Vietnam. One will sometimes see an old Ford Mustang or VW Bug around town but they are very rare and sometimes imported. 

With the new ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) set to start in 2015, there will soon be a renewed influx of automobiles on Saigon's streets. But none of the new cars will be as sweet as their vintage counterparts in the slideshow below:

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