Cars of Coolhaven

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Entries from June 2008

TVR Vixen S2 (1969)

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

On the same spot as the Matra I saw earlier, this gorgeous little Vixen is being washed and polished by its owner. And, no surprise there, he is the proud owner of the Matra Murena as well. Apparently, there is an upcoming TVR meeting, and he is getting really for the occasion. Lucky me for […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · TVR

Jaguar E-Type

June 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, this car needs no introduction, and no tech talk either. This is the E-Type! Currently, I work near a prime wedding location, Delft city hall. Very handy for spotting nice cars on your lunch break šŸ™‚

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Jaguar · Nice cars

Wartburg 353S

June 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Considering the car industry, I can really appreciate the fact that no matter how crappy looking, how poorly performing or how badly built a car is, it almost always has a (small) group of enthusiasts who keep the little bastards alive and running. Just look at this Wartburg, it has a crude finishing, it looks […]

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Tags: Ugly cars · Wartburg

Matra Talbot Murena

June 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I know, I spotted one before, but with this Matra I had the ability to make some nice pictures from the engine, and that is what some of you can enjoy… so here it is, a three-seated black Murena from somewere in the lovely city of Delft: The three seats in the front row still […]

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Tags: Matra · Talbot

Renault Dauphine Gordini (1956-1967)

June 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Aah… what a lovely car to see driving around on the highway! The Renault Dauphine is quite the looker, but the Gordini version is even nicer. As fast as an aging turtle, unfortunately, but hey, looks are nice too… The photos aren’t the best in the world, and here and there you can spot some […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Renault

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I know, I know, there’s one on this site already. But hey, it is a lovely car to look at, so I could not resist… Lovely car!

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Tags: Aston Martin · Nice cars

Chevrolet Impala 3rd gen. (1965-1970)

June 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Back on the Coolhaven, I spot me this nice purple Chevrolet Impala. It is big, it is long, and it is… very purple! Perhaps not the most practical of cars, it nonetheless is a car that really has some presence to it. It can’t be compared to its current namesake, but hey, what else is […]

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Tags: Chevrolet

Trabant 601 S Kombi (1957-1991)

June 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Fabricated in large numbers, we hardly can call this Trabant a rarity. But, then again, they fall apart in large numbers as well, and Trabants stay somewhat iconic for a certain era in my eyes. So… enjoy this small station wagon from East Germany: The engine for both the Trabant 500 and 601 was a […]

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Tags: Trabant · Ugly cars