Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Chrysler Newport – Third Gen. (1961-1964)

August 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Some cars just speak to you, and this is one of those cars. Normally, the big American boats mainly look kinda ridiculous in my eyes, but this Newport is nice. Obviously it is the small car in the Chrysler range of the time… that explains something. It is always amazing to see the specs on […]

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Tags: Chrysler · Oldies

Dodge Dart 1963, 3th gen.

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The classic American car does not always do it for me, some are a bit too much over the top, all are way too big and none of them are even near practical. But boy, some of them can be pretty! And this is a pretty little Dodge. Hard to imagine that they would market […]

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Tags: Dodge · Nice cars · Oldies

Chrysler New Yorker (1974-75)

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Talk about a car that has been around for ages… It is actually the longest running car name ever! Everybody knows the ‘town & Country’ versions with the wooden side panelling.The New Yorker has been around since 1939, and has always been in the top range of Chrysler’s models. New for 1974 across the board […]

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Tags: Chrysler

Pontiac Firebird 2nd Gen. (1970-81)

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In a boring, rainy and cold part of the city of The Hague, I spot this red hot exciting little Firebird. Now that is contrast! I would never crave a car like this, but I surely can appreciate them for how they look, what they stand for. Let us not be boring! Oh, and the […]

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Tags: Pontiac

Dodge Dart, 5th gen. (1970-76)

September 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Somebody has been busy with this car. Some strange striping, a vinyl roof and bonnet, strange.. Oh well, it is a not too spectacular Dodge Dart, let’s just look at it and move on šŸ™‚ The pictures were taken in the rain, so they aren’t really good. Wikipedia has a very complete page on the […]

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Tags: Dodge · Ugly 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

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

Ford Country Squire (1979-91) 7th gen.

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Now this is what I call a long car! At first, I did not even recognize it, since the traditional wooden side paneling is missing. But it is hard to mistake this car for something else šŸ™‚ It isn’t a rare find, being built in large numbers (no pun intended), but they aren’t that common […]

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Tags: Ford · Ugly cars