Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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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

Ford Model A (1927-1931)

July 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Back in Leiden, I continue my lucky streak of wedding cars with this perfectly restored Ford Model A. The successfull successor of the legendary Ford T, nearly five million of these little cars were produced. And none of them in black! Some Wikipedia facts, since I know little about the car: The Model A came […]

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Tags: Ford · Oldies

Ford Mustang II (1974-78)

May 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Normally, I really like the old ‘Stangs, but this pony is not worth getting excited about… Brrr! Granted, it weren’t the best of times for a car to be born, but still. This is a sad derivative from the original Mustang! I am probably offending quite some hardcore Mustang lovers, but I can’t help it. […]

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Tags: Ford · Ugly cars

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

Ford Mustang GT (1987-90) convertible

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In the booming city of Delft, I spot myself one of the worst looking Mustangs I have even had the misfortune of running into. Surely, this is a badly pimped Escort or something like that? Nope, this really is a Mustang, a direct descendant of works of art like this and this… Incredible! The eighties […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Ford · Ugly cars

1951 Ford truck BB Spezial – edit

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Well, I shot these pictures in front of the Dutch Architecture Museum some time ago, but was struggling just what kind of Ford truck this is. Weeks later, and… we are finally getting there. I got some responses on a Ford truck forum, and the match is made with some other pictures. This is a […]

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Tags: Ford · Oldies

Ford Capri

March 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In the city center of Rotterdam, this nice vinyl roofed Capri passes me by. The earlier spotted Capri was, ehm, lets say a bit overstated… so here are some pictures of a Capri in a a bit more moderate color scheme… for some nice specs, check it’s orange cousin here on the site…

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Tags: Ford