Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Renault 15 Coupé (1971-1980)

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Granted, not the best looking car here on the site, but still, a piece of motoring history and therefore perhaps interesting to somebody. This Renault 15, funny nose and all, is actually very much the Renault 12 as a coupé version, but who’s complaining? The car is funnily ugly in my eyes, but somehow I […]

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Tags: Renault · Ugly cars

Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.3

September 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The name alone is worth it! What a nice little car. Obviously I can’t call it a sports car, but it looks like a lot of fun to drive anyway. I spotted it driving in Dordrecht, and since I had nothing better to do, I followed it a bit to see if it was about […]

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Tags: Lancia · Nice cars · Oldies

Audi Coupé GT (1980-1987)

June 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On a slow car spotting day, I decided to take some pictures of this Audi. It does not look half bad, and since it is the cheaper and therefore less looked after model, it actually isn’t that common anymore. It is a piece of Audi history, enjoy! From wikipedia: The Audi Coupé GT is a […]

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Lancia Flaminia Coupé

April 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The last spots all weren’t from Coolhaven. Moving away, I know that Coolhaven spots will get rarer and rarer, so I am happy to see that this nice Italian truly exclusive and unique car puts up to the curb this last sunny Saturday. The Flaminia is quite a rare car to spot in the Netherlands, […]

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Tags: Lancia · Nice cars · Oldies

Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series II Coupé

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, normally I would not stop to make pictures of this poorly built British Leyland product, but hey… this particular Jag with the tell-tale coupé vinyl roof was shining so nicely, it just begged to be photographed. I have nothing interesting to say about the car, besides the fact that it was regarded very poorly […]

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Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 (1980-1987)

March 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

How about a nice oldy fastback coupé from Alfa Romeo? This nice looking version of the rather dull looking saloon with yellow headlights is equipped with a 2.5 liter V6 engine, and that would imply is isn’t dragging its feet. The engine is a bit bigger than the engines originally designed for the car, hence […]

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Ferrari 575M Maranello

February 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Let’s drive to the seaside to have a coffee! Let’s say Scheveningen, it has a nice beach and a good boulevard. Granted, when you live in Germany this can be hard to do for a day. But with this nice 5.7 liter V12 engine Ferrari 575 Maranello, driving a couple of hundred kilometers to the […]

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Tags: Ferrari · Nice cars

Mercedes Carlsson CLK 320

February 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

All spotters know, nice Mercedes’ are easy to run into, and I normally try to ignore them a bit. How many pictures of a CLS 63 AMG does one need, anyway? But a nice Carlsson tuned version of a CLK, that has to have a fan base somewhere. I am not a big Mercedes fan, […]

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Tags: Mercedes