Mauritius

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A roadside view of older but well used cars, vans and trucks on the Indian Island of Mauritius. Taken in 2007. As an increasing level of prosperity and commerce has taken over the island, the use of older cars have noticeably decreased in recent years. Certain models, usually British assembled classics from the 60’s have a classic cache value, but the majority of older cars are still used as basic transport. There’s still a thriving trade in reconditioning older cars, usually fitting non standard parts and engines to offer those who simply need transport. The Island still has a surprising number of unusual and eclectic selection of cars, but it’s only a matter of time before they’re consigned to history as the buyers invest in new German and Japanese cars.

July 27 2007

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Start: July 2007
End: March 27