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

Peugeot 404 panel truck

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments

I seem to keep spotting 404’s… What I like about this car, is that it, although obviously an oldie, is still in use. As a truck! I have no idea whether or not this is economically practical, but it sure shows that the Peugeot 404 is one rigid workhorse of a car! The car is […]

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Tags: Peugeot

Fiat 600/Seicento Multipla (1960’s)

November 1st, 2007 · 6 Comments

Now with cars like these parked in my neighborhood, I have no problems moving! Will you look at this car! Isn’t this a brilliant people mover?! Confound Fiat to hell for reusing the Multipla name on one of the most agonizing eye-sores ever designed by the car manufacturing industry, the modern Fiat Multipla! Will you […]

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Tags: Fiat · Nice cars · Oldies

Opel Admiral A (1964-1968)

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

A lot of people will have childhood memories with this car. I don’t 🙂 But visiting my ‘new’ neighborhood I spotted both this Admiral and a brilliant Fiat 600 Multipla, so why not post it on the site. In a couple of months I will be moving away from Coolhaven, unfortunately, so there goes the […]

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Peugeot 203

August 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Will you look at this car… It is completely shot! The paint job is horrible, the interior is almost non-existent. Rust and debri everywhere. A car in this state would be perfect for MTV’s Pimp my ride or something like that. I wonder if it still runs, or is it just rusting away on this […]

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Tags: Oldies · Peugeot

Peugeot 404

August 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Not particularly outstanding, but since it is quite rare to spot one ‘alive’, why not take some pictures of this old Peugeot 404. It is a wee bit rusty, which isn’t surprising… The interior appears to be intact and authentic, rather stereotypical French velour hahaha. And of course this Peugeot is proudly fitted with yellow […]

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Tags: Oldies · Peugeot · Ugly cars

Mercedes 190 ( w121 ) 1958-1961

August 7th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This is a Mercedes 190. its factory name is w121. this is the version after the face lift of ’58. The difference are made in the front. The indicators are placed above the lights and the grill is bigger. the w121 was build from 1956 until 1961. it looks a lot like the 180 but […]

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Tags: Mercedes · Oldies

Mercedes 280 SLC

July 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I don’t know what it is, but there is something really nice and classy about the old-but-not-that-old smaller Mercedes ehm esses? sis? Oh well, Mercedes in plural 🙂 This gentle metallic blue classic is a great example of how a good performing car can look elegant and chique. Not like nowadays BMW’s with these monstrous […]

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Tags: Mercedes · Nice cars · Oldies