Cars of Coolhaven

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Entries from July 2008

Suzuki GX

July 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Now this is a car I could fall in love with! It is such a funny little car, so ugly that it is beautiful, why didn’t I know about these cars earlier? Nowadays, car designers everywhere are trying to make perky little designer cars, all Hyundai whatevers and Nissan soapboxes are overstyled to an annoying […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Suzuki · Ugly cars

TVR Chimaera 450 (1992-2003)

July 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Finally, I spot myself a ‘modern’ TVR. I was on the look-out for one of these for some time now. Well, to be honest I would prefer a ‘Russian’ Sagaris, but still. I like the concept behind these sports cars, and I know, I really can’t pretend that it is a surviving British sports car […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · TVR

BMW 1802 Touring

July 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

When I spotted this ‘new old-timer’, I kinda liked the looks of it. It is from a era that clearly lies behind us, but it is recent enough past to still be remembered… Strangely enough, this is one of those car that you don’t really find much about on the internet. The BMW 1802 itself, […]

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Tags: BMW · Oldies

Jaguar XK150 DHC (1957-1961)

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

No, this is not a cabriolet, this is a… drophead coupĆ©! Damn, such nice names are given to such nice cars! Is this the proper car to live a glorious life, or what?! What a beauty… Granted, at first it was slower than the XK140 it replaced, but they quickly resolved that with some bigger […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Jaguar · Nice cars · Oldies

Morris Minor 1000 convertible

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I thought I had posted a Morris Minor here before, but apparently I am mistaken. Can’t find it anyway… Oh well, even better, because this convertible Minor 1000 is quite nice to look at! Don’t you just love that dashboard?! I might be developing a fetish for oldskool dashboards ;-). There is really a ton […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Morris · Nice cars · Oldies

Audi R8 (finally…)

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, this nice fast Audi nowadays has little spotting-value, I am afraid. They aren’t that hard to run into, apparently. For reasons unknown to me however, I never saw one! So, a year to late, finally: the sporty Audi! Oh well, gave me a chance to do some photoshopping šŸ˜‰

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Tags: Audi · Nice cars

Ford Thunderbird ‘Flair Bird’ hardtop coupĆ© (1964)

July 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

There seems to be an abundance of wedding cars, lately! Granted, this car is not in use as a wedding car when I spot it, but I seriously think it is rented out as one every now and then. It is a whale of a car, creamy white, in perfect condition, a Landau vinyl roof, […]

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Tags: Ford · Nice cars · Oldies

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve spotted a nice Silver Wraith earlier in Leiden, but this nice Rolls is different enough in coachwork to deserve its own posting. And I am a sucker for two-tone cars anyway. And don’t even get me started on the white-walled tires šŸ˜‰ The back of the car is completely different from the Leiden Roller, […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Rolls Royce