PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 1956
AIn the late 1990s, Pope John Paul 2nd paid a historic visit to Cuba. Father Osorio had decided to retire after that event and, among other things, he tried to sell his Plymouth
Belvedere 1956. He had been the car’s only owner and was looking for somebody to appreciate it and take good care of it, thus thanking so many years
of loyal service.
Almost in a miraculous way, the word came to Ramoncito, as Ramon Ventura is popularly known. He was working in a car workshop –he is a mechanic engineer– near Father Osorio’s church and he saw that the car was in perfect condition, since the good aura had kept it away from accidents, corrosion and misfortune. As a tribute, Ramoncito still has the sticker pasted by the Father during the Pope’s visit. Fortunately, this car had a peaceful life –even a parochial life– and it later fell into the hands of a
vintage car lover, who actually improved it.