Cuban Mark IIs
We have two ways we list Mark IIs. The first is by VIN in our Registry and the second is by picture in our Gallery of cars with unknown VINs. Without either a VIN or a picture we have no place to list it.
Possibly we can figure out which car it was. Here's a list of the cars we know that were shipped by FoMoCo to Cuba. The fields are VIN, Color, A/C or No, Owner on Invoice, Subsequent Information
2784 - Black, A/C, Marta Batista, Still in Cuba
2896 - Black, A/C, Unknown, 1985 was in New Jersey
3214 - Medium Blue, A/C, Jose R. Garcia Linares, None
3216 - Medium Blue, No, Nena Rodriguez De Valina, None
3321 - TT Green, AC, President F.R. Batista, None
3359 - Black A/C, Marta Batista, None
3445 - Medium Blue, A/C, Unknown, None
3530 - Black, A/C, Diana C. De Macias, None
3793 - Black, A/C, Unknown, None
There were no known Light Blue Mark IIs shipped by Ford to Cuba. There were also five that were exported somewhere, but no documentation of their destination has been found. None were blue.
Also there may have been other Mark IIs imported into Cuba by their US owners. Maybe Meyer Lansky, "Lucky" Luciano, Vito Genovese, Joe Stassi and Santos Trafficante left a Mark II or two behind when the casinos fell to Castro in 1959.
So, if you dad's car was an original light blue we have no record of such a car. See a picture of a light blue Mark II below.
If it was in the original medium blue it probably was either 3214 or 3445. A picture of a medium blue car is also attached. Both of these cars had 1A1A interiors, Leather swatches picture attached
Of course the car could always have been repainted before your father acquired it.
With relations with Cuba starting to normalize, you may have the opportunity to go find it.
Last edited by Pat Marshall; 12-19-2014 at 11:18 AM.