Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Lomax 224

March 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

On a semi-sunny day I spot this funny looking car. This little devil looks like an old racer of times long gone, Morgan comes to mind. A top spot to find just parked next to a busy road in Dordrecht? No, alas. I have been spotting cars for a while now, and have learned that […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Lomax


January 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Burton Car Company is the coolest and biggest sports car manufacturer in The Netherlands. Or, at least, that is what they proclaim on their website. But, granted, the Citroën 2cv rebuilds certainly look nice. I think the wheels on this particular black and white ‘funcar’ could have been a bit more, well, muscular, but still. […]

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Tags: Burton · Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars

A hundred posts: my favorites

December 6th, 2007 · No Comments

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was my 100th posting on this weblog! So, let’s recap by giving you my personal top five (sort of in random order): the Corvette C1 was high on my spotting wish list, I think it is a beautiful car. the car that started this all, the Audi 100 Coupé S […]

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Citroën DS (Goddess)

December 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Because you can’t have too many pictures of the Citroën Goddess on a car site (and La DS Margot is not posting them anyway…): And yes, I have been playing around with some Photoshop filters here and there… Sometimes it is nice to ‘shop a bit 🙂

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Tags: Citroën · Nice cars · Oldies

Citroën GS Special

October 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

And yet another flashback to my childhood, again by the manufacturers of Citroën: the Citroën GS. My neighbors had two of these advanced-for-its-era smooth ride GS’s. Funny how a car that you haven’t seen for quite a while can soo easily take you back to memories long forgotten… And surpising to realize that I seldom […]

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Tags: Citroën · Oldies

Citroën 2CV AZ-L Cabriolet

September 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Walking to Voorburg on my way to the market to buy bread, cheese and fruit I spotted this beautiful 2CV, a cabriolet. Shiny red, as good as new. These cars were produced until 1990 and this particular one is a 1989 model. What a shame that modern day cars don’t resemble these “ancient” cars anymore.

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

DS in a drizzle

September 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

As may be obvious from my nickname, I like the Citroën DS. Correction, I love it! I think it’s one of the most elegant and clever cars ever devised. Of course, if you have an old one it will rust from underneath your butt, and if you have one from 1984 onwards, it looks like […]

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Tags: Citroën · Nice cars

Citroën Ami 8 3CV

September 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

On my way to a meeting, I spot this old Citroën Ami at the traffic lights. Now that suddenly brings back memories! You used to see these cars in enormous amounts when I was a young boy. What a harsh life it was, having to spend your summer holidays at the Cote d’Azur… But why […]

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Tags: Citroën · Oldies