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

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

Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible (1960-1964)

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How about a nice big boat of a Ford to get things started here again? And two door convertibles don’t easily become much bigger than this white whale… What can I say about a big gassguzzling V8 monster like this? Well,very little, I don’t know these cars at all! Wikipedia has a nice page about […]

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

Ford Thunderbird ‘Flair Bird’ hardtop coupé (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 🙂 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

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith (1949-59)

March 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I like the old Rolls Royce models, but they never really make my heart go faster. It is kinda strange, lit is ike you expend no less than a great looking, perfectly restored vintage car with a brand like Rolls Royce. Oh well, maybe that is why the RR brand is such a great brand […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Rolls Royce

Mercury Marquis Colony Park (1973-1978)

February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Feast your eyes out on this very, very long Mercury from car times long gone. This third generation whale of an American station wagon is in not all that swell a condition, but what it lacks in condition, it certainly makes up in length! This car has no doubt a very nice V8 engine under […]

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Tags: Mercury