◼ Cubans are now able to buy modern cars freely for the first time since the revolution in 1959. - BBC via ◼ Ron Nehring
Now, Cubans will no longer need the government's approval to buy new cars from state-owned sellers.
But prices remain out of reach for many.
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford, in Havana, says a new Peugeot 508 estate at a showroom in the Cuban capital is on sale for an extraordinary $262,000 (£160,000).
That is eight times more than what it would cost in Britain, for example.
And used cars are not much cheaper. Our correspondent says a five-year-old Peugeot 206 is priced at $85,000 (£52,000).
The vast majority of people in Cuba earn a state wage of around $20 (£12) per month.
The government says some of the profits from sales will go towards developing Cuba's decrepit public transport system.
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It’s so God damn simple. Just seize private property and guarantee incomes. I’ve been a fool.— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) January 4, 2014