Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Jaguar XK140 Roadster, London style (1954-1957)

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Amidst the ‘old London photos’ were these rather dark pictures of a absolute stunner of a car, the lustrously curved classic Jaguar XK140 roadster. Back then, I could not Photoshop them back alive. Fortunately I have learned a thing or two and the pictures aren’t actually half bad. Feast your eyes out on this beauty! […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Jaguar · Nice cars

Datsun Sports / Fairlady 1600 (SPL311) 1965-1970

April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On the parking lot of Diergaarde Blijdorp, this perky little two-seater roadster is parked. A MG? Fiat? Lancia perhaps? Nope! It is a… Datsun! Imagine my surprise. Only a few of these sports cars were shipped to Europe, let alone the Netherlands. It looks rather boxy, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The hood […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Datsun · Nice cars · Oldies

Honda S2000

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, this car is… not the best looking sports car I have seen in my life. Actually, I don’t care for it at all. Keep in mind however, that I am more the kind of person that looks at the design of the exterior (yeah, I know, I drive a 307 Break… got to pay […]

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Tags: Honda

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The pictures of the last Murciélago I spotted weren’t that great, so quickly these nice pictures of a LP640 Roadster at the beach. LP stands for Longitudinale Posteriore, referring to the longitudinally-mounted, 6.5 L V12 engine, capable of producing up to 633 bhp (472 kW) at 8000 rpm. Along with a new six-speed manual transmission, […]

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Tags: Lamborghini · Nice cars

MG MGB Roadster MkIII

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another little MGB. This bright blue baby is from 1974 or beyond. Due to US import regulations, the lovely chrome bumper on this nice little tourer had to be replaced by these fat, butt-ugly, black rubber bumpers. Quoted straight from Wikipedia: The new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumper at the front incorporated the grille area […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · MG

Mercedes 300SL (R107)

January 18th, 2008 · No Comments

A straight descendant from the famous Gullwing 300SL, this still shiny, sleek Mercedes might perhaps be only a fraction of the beauty of its heavenly predecessor, it still is one pretty little roadster! It is no fun, shooting pictures of nicely preserved Mercedes’, there are just too many of them, but for this one I […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Mercedes · Nice cars

BMW Z1 (1988-1991)

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This BMW Roadster is a funny little car. The Z1 is sort of a working concept car, with as most noticable parts the doors. These little doors don’t move outwards like normal car doors, they don’t move upwards like for instance Lambo doors, no, they… drop down into the door sills! How about that… The […]

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Tags: BMW · Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars

Mercedes 350SL (W107) (1971-1989)

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The Mercedes-Benz 350 SL was a two-seat open roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz with various engines from 1971 until 1989. White cars are never my thing, but underneath the color lies a quite pretty old convertible with a solid looking hardtop. On this clouded day probably a nice drive, and imagine what it would be like […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Mercedes · Nice cars