Streets of capital Bissau are filled with 1980 Mercedes taxis. Picture by Jon Baker, all rights reserved.
Last time I covered Guinea Bissau there was too little recent video footage available to draw any conclusions about the best-selling models in this African country. This has now changed, thanks to a 14 minute video of the streets of capital city Bissau taken in 2012. Based on this footage and the little amount of new cars in circulation, the Toyota Prado should lead the sales charts in Guinea Bissau, followed by the Toyota Hilux.
European Mercedes 190 finishing its life in Guinea Bissau. Picture by Hugo Vaz Pedro, all rights reserved.
Other frequent sightings in the streets of Bissau include the 1993 Peugeot 306, 1998 Renault Laguna, 1996 Renault Scenic and a few Peugeot 307 and 308. 1970 Mercedes vans are also used for public transport, painted in bright yellow and blue.
Check out a 14 min street video of capital city Bissau and more pictures below.