Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Sunbeam Alpine Mk IV (1964-65)

March 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In Newcastle, we have a few hours to kill before our ferry departs for IJmuiden. Having been in Newcastle before, I am preparing for a coffee shop, a book, and that’s it. This city isn’t really high on my scale of lovable, charming cities ;-). So imagine my surprise when I run into this charming […]

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

Jensen GT (1975-1976) proper shots!

February 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My previous encounter with this Jensen was a brief one, unfortunately, so I was very happy when I spotted the car again, while parking! Just my luck that it parked on the most shadowy spot the driver could find on this abundantly sunny day, but still. The previous post did receive zero to no attention […]

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Tags: Jensen · Nice cars · Oldies

Sunbeam Chamois MkII / Hillman Imp

January 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Now this is a rare find in Rotterdam. In fact, I think I never ever have seen one of these cars before, well, at least not consiously aware of it. The Sunbeam Alpine, being the vintage British, slick and slender sports car with a group of admirers, is a more ‘common’ car to spot, but […]

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Tags: Oldies · Sunbeam · Ugly cars

MG MGB Roadster MkIII

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another little MGB. This bright blue baby is from 1974 or beyond. Due to US import regulations, the lovely chrome bumper on this nice little tourer had to be replaced by these fat, butt-ugly, black rubber bumpers. Quoted straight from Wikipedia: The new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumper at the front incorporated the grille area […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · MG

Triumph Herald 1200 Mk2

January 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As old Triumph’s go, this certainly is a well-kept looker! It has a very nice paint job in two-tone red and white, see if you can spot the differences with this Herald… 😉 I wonder what it is like to drive one of these little old cars, but for now, I can enjoy myself by […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Triumph

Jensen GT (1975-1976)

December 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

I have been on the look-out for a Jensen Interceptor for quite a while now. I am not quite sure why, probably just because the name sounds exciting and vintage. I have never watched the series The Saint, so that can’t be it 😉 A couple of months ago a Jensen passed me by on […]

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Tags: Jensen · Nice cars · Oldies

triumph tr6

September 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

the tr6 is parked in the garage where i pick up my working van ( a renault kangoo ). it is occasionaly used by its owner and its in great shape! i always look at it when i go to work and it makes me smile every time. it looks to me that it was […]

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

Triumph TR6

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Well, surprise, surprise. I thought all pictures of this car were deleted when I had to clean out the camera for the Ferrari, but here are three shots of a really nice Triumph TR6 which was parked only meters away… Apparently they survived, so enjoy! More than 90.000 were build between ’69 and ’76, so […]

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