Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Maserati GranTurismo

August 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It has been a while, but finally I spot myself something new, sporty and nice! The lines on this GranTurismo are great, and if the rumours are correct the convertible version is going to be a looker as well. Aah, something to look out for! This GranTurismo, officially designer as a long-distance cruiser, is equipped […]

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Tags: Maserati · Nice cars

Saab 96 (1960-1966)

May 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I have posted a 25th anniversary edition of the Saab 96 here already, but this much earlier first model is so much nicer, I just have to post it! And, if I plagiarize my own post correctly; The Saab 96 was in its days renowned for its rallye driving capabilities. Back in the early sixties, […]

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Tags: Oldies · Saab

Dodge Dart 1963, 3th gen.

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The classic American car does not always do it for me, some are a bit too much over the top, all are way too big and none of them are even near practical. But boy, some of them can be pretty! And this is a pretty little Dodge. Hard to imagine that they would market […]

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Tags: Dodge · Nice cars · Oldies

Chrysler New Yorker (1974-75)

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Talk about a car that has been around for ages… It is actually the longest running car name ever! Everybody knows the ‘town & Country’ versions with the wooden side panelling.The New Yorker has been around since 1939, and has always been in the top range of Chrysler’s models. New for 1974 across the board […]

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Tags: Chrysler

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

Volkswagen 1500 / VW Type 3 Notchback

August 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

What is it with cars, that when you spot something nice, chances are you will spot a similar car in the very near future? This happened with the Matra Murena, the R8, some Rolls Royces… and now with this funny little VW 1500. Soo…. a double post! Volkswagen intended this car to be the more […]

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Tags: Oldies · Volkswagen

TVR Chimaera 450 (1992-2003)

July 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Finally, I spot myself a ‘modern’ TVR. I was on the look-out for one of these for some time now. Well, to be honest I would prefer a ‘Russian’ Sagaris, but still. I like the concept behind these sports cars, and I know, I really can’t pretend that it is a surviving British sports car […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · TVR

Audi R8 (finally…)

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, this nice fast Audi nowadays has little spotting-value, I am afraid. They aren’t that hard to run into, apparently. For reasons unknown to me however, I never saw one! So, a year to late, finally: the sporty Audi! Oh well, gave me a chance to do some photoshopping 😉

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Tags: Audi · Nice cars