Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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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

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

BMW Z3 M Coupé

March 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, I have had a very rough day of scraping, painting, and all kinds of dreadful DIY stuff, so I am just gonna post some pictures of this nice fast little BMW. You do the Googling, I am going to relax on the couch with a well-deserved beer 😉 The weather was dull and grey, […]

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Tags: BMW · Nice cars

BMW Z4 Coupé (E86)

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The Z4 isn’t that rare a car to spot, but I seldom see a coupé version. It is on the roads since 2006, and I haven’t got that much else exciting to say about it, really… 🙂 It looks like a fun car. Design by Chris Bangle, but that’s rather common knowledge. Hey, anyone with […]

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Tags: BMW

BMW 645ci (E63) – 2004

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Well, normally I don’t stop to take pictures of these cars, but this particular one had such nice alloy shoes he immediately draws your attention. When a BMW 645 is parked, you tend not to notice the nice 4.4 liter V8, and start looking at the details. And since lots of you consider pictures of […]

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Tags: BMW

Mini Clubman Cooper

January 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, not a very rare car, probably, but as with the new Fiat 500, the first one is always nice to look at. So enjoy the pictures of my first, and probably last, Mini Cooper Clubman. In a Hot Chocolate paint scheme, if I am not mistaken. The lads from Top Gear absolutely detest this […]

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Tags: BMW · Mini

BMW 3.0 CS (E9) (1971-1975)

January 8th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Sometimes a car spotter gets lucky… By sheer coincidence, I spot this classic BMW in a group of parked cars. Design by Karmann, this beauty is old school BMW brilliance! This four-seater coupé really looks the part, the detailing is superb and one would not call it a slow and dodgy car for its time […]

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Tags: BMW · Nice cars

BMW Z1 (1988-1991)

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This BMW Roadster is a funny little car. The Z1 is sort of a working concept car, with as most noticable parts the doors. These little doors don’t move outwards like normal car doors, they don’t move upwards like for instance Lambo doors, no, they… drop down into the door sills! How about that… The […]

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Tags: BMW · Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars