Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Opel Speedster / Vauxhall VX220

October 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Opel Speedster is a nice car, albeit still an Opel. They are nice to drive, affordable, and not half bad looking once you get used to the boxy back. These cars aren’t that difficult to find for a spot, and basically I have never bothered. Let’s face it, at the end of the day […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · Opel

Opel Commodore (a B model I guess?)

September 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had a great car spotting day today! I wasn’t actually on a car spotting trip, but it turned out that everywhere I went, I spotted something interesting! An old Datsun sports car, a shooting brake Scimitar, a yet unidentified American 60’s boat, I really hit it today! So why am I posting this rather […]

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Tags: Opel

Opel Kadett Fastback LS (1965-1973)

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s time for another Opel Kadettillac! I spotted this ugly bastard a couple of weeks ago, feast your eyes out on the late sixties LS model of the oh so successful Kadett series… I know, hardly an exciting and rare spot, but hey, I am currently moving and that kinda consumes lots of time. I […]

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Tags: Opel · Ugly cars

Opel Kadett B (1965-1973)

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

No car spotting site can be complete without the Opel Kadett, or Cadet-tillac as it is sometimes called 😉  This ugly little piece of motoring history suddenly appeared on Coolhaven, to be never seen since. What a shame 😉 Oh well, it was a nice work horse for it’s time, and probably there still is […]

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Tags: Opel · Ugly cars

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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Tags: Opel

Opel Ascona A

July 30th, 2007 · No Comments

While walking to the supermarket, I ran into this rustbucket, and I just had to take some pictures. This old Ascona brings back memories of football trips on backseats of your teammates fathers, on rainy saturday mornings… This one’s severely beaten, as the pictures show. Got to love those rims, though 😉 This is actually […]

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Tags: Opel · Ugly cars