Cars of Coolhaven

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Entries from November 2007

Mazda 1300/Mazda Familia (second generation) (1967-1972)

November 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

This bright yellow old Mazda is another spot from the ‘old’ site, I spotted it over a year ago… I have to work these old spots gradually into the site, otherwise I would flood it with all these old and new pictures. Anyway, only two streets away from Coolhaven, this vintage Mazda: There is not […]

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Tags: Mazda

Aston Martin DB9 Cabriolet

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Man… what a car! I think the ‘normal’ DB9 has slightly better lines that this convertible, but who’s complaining?! To own one of these, to drive it to work or perhaps though some sunny mountain road… for now, all I can do is stand next to it, in the rain no less 🙁 😉 This […]

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Tags: Aston Martin · Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars

Ford Taunus XL (1969)

November 26th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Let’s stay with Ford for a while. On Coolhaven, I spot this green old Taunus XL Automatic. Comparing it with pictures online, I would say it is a 1970-1976 Taunus TC. Especially when I look at the bonnet of the car. Sure enough, the headlights match with the older XL, but that $%&(*^ hood! Is […]

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Tags: Ford · Oldies

Ford Ranger (1st generation)

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Well, this car may be quite common in certain parts of the world, in Rotterdam it is kinda rare. And I like this Ranger, particular the colors and old school looks. So, enjoy the pictures of this old pick-up I won’t bother you with specs and loading capacities and all. Just enjoy it for what […]

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Tags: Ford

Triumph Herald (1200?) (1964-ish)

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

To me, Triumph is all about nice little convertible sports cars from the sixties and the seventies. The days before roll bars, airbags, power steering and all that nonsense 😉 that interferes with pleasant motoring. Obviously, this is romantically a very nice thing to cling to, but in real life it is… well, nonsense. However, […]

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Tags: Oldies · Triumph

Peugeot 404

November 21st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Close to were I spotted the Celica LT, I run into this nice classic Peugeot 404. This Pininfarina designed sedan was enormously robust, and I would say, lovely designed. And since there are nearly 2 million produced between 1960 and 1975 alone… I like a car like this, it is in mint condition, and the […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Peugeot

Lexus SC430

November 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Lexus is not in my top ten of dream cars, but lots of people worldwide clearly have a different opinion. So, for all those people, nice Lexus SC430 hard top convertible: I don’t know much about this car, only that Jeremy Clarkson loathed it, and that the other reviews are mixed… Click away! here and […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Lexus

Lancia Delta HPE 2.0 HF

November 21st, 2007 · 4 Comments

Sometimes, spotting can be very easy… All you have to do is look out of the window: My heart jumped a bit! Yesterday, I spotted a very nice grey Ferrari, but it was driving on the other side of the water, way too far to take good pictures. Now, I have a Delta parked in […]

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Tags: Lancia