Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Entries from April 2008

Saab 96 GL (1979)

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Right next to the Chevrolet 3100, I see this old Saab. Normally, I would not stop to take pictures, but hey, I am here, what the heck. It turns out to be a late model Saab 96, nothing really fancy. It’s been built for twenty years, more than half a million are produced. Boring car, […]

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Tags: Oldies · Saab

D.K.W. F93, aka D.K.W Grosse 3=6

April 23rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Well, the sun is working its rays off to turn this nasty, cold weather around and finally produce some highly anticipated springtime. Not only does this mean that we all can start incinerating hunks of meat on the barbeque, drink rosé on every occasion possible and feast our eyes out on women in light summer […]

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Tags: D.K.W. · Nice cars · Oldies

Chevrolet 3100 ‘Advanced Design’ pick-up truck

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Well, for those who love the classic American pick-up truck, this is probably right up your alley. Enjoy this late fifties (albeit highly modernized) Chevrolet pick-up So, it appears the strange coincidences of this world have decided that, when I spot a Chevrolet Advanced Design, it is something like a 1958 or a 1959. The […]

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Tags: Chevrolet · Nice cars · Oldies

Assorted WW2 army vehicles

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

They moved the Rotterdam War Resistance Museum to the Coolhaven recently, and to celebrate that, they brought in an assorti of US army vehicles. Anything ranging from the well-known Willys jeep to half-track armoured trucks and all sorts of interesting stuff. According to de Motoring department, we can recognize vehicles like the Dodge Beep (WC […]

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Tags: 4*4 · Chevrolet · Dodge · Ford · Oldies · White · Willys

Lancia Flaminia Coupé

April 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The last spots all weren’t from Coolhaven. Moving away, I know that Coolhaven spots will get rarer and rarer, so I am happy to see that this nice Italian truly exclusive and unique car puts up to the curb this last sunny Saturday. The Flaminia is quite a rare car to spot in the Netherlands, […]

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Tags: Lancia · Nice cars · Oldies

Jaguar XK140 Roadster, London style (1954-1957)

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Amidst the ‘old London photos’ were these rather dark pictures of a absolute stunner of a car, the lustrously curved classic Jaguar XK140 roadster. Back then, I could not Photoshop them back alive. Fortunately I have learned a thing or two and the pictures aren’t actually half bad. Feast your eyes out on this beauty! […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Jaguar · Nice cars

Opel Kadett Fastback LS (1965-1973)

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s time for another Opel Kadettillac! I spotted this ugly bastard a couple of weeks ago, feast your eyes out on the late sixties LS model of the oh so successful Kadett series… I know, hardly an exciting and rare spot, but hey, I am currently moving and that kinda consumes lots of time. I […]

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Tags: Opel · Ugly cars

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The frequency of postings here is a bit starting to lag… I am currently in mid process of moving to another city! So, no more Coolhaven… Oh well, lots of the spots on this site weren’t on Coolhaven anyway, so I reckon nobody will loose sleep over it 😉 But, back to the plot: a […]

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Tags: Rolls Royce