Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Bentley S3 (1962-65)

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments

When you spot an old Bentley, you have to take some pictures of it. Sure, the weather is grey and wet, obviously the car isn’t parked in the best spot to take pictures, and hey… let’s snap away with my crummy cameraphone! Unfortunately, the nice Canon Eos 40D is in the shop, so what are […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve spotted a nice Silver Wraith earlier in Leiden, but this nice Rolls is different enough in coachwork to deserve its own posting. And I am a sucker for two-tone cars anyway. And don’t even get me started on the white-walled tires 😉 The back of the car is completely different from the Leiden Roller, […]

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Nice neighborhood: a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow!

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Car-wise, I was sad to leave the Coolhaven. All those nice cars to spot, the Bertones, old Audis and whatnot. But there is definitely improvement! Check out this nice Rolls Royce parked across the streets from my new home… Finally, a Rolls Royce that isn’t used as a wedding car 🙂

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The frequency of postings here is a bit starting to lag… I am currently in mid process of moving to another city! So, no more Coolhaven… Oh well, lots of the spots on this site weren’t on Coolhaven anyway, so I reckon nobody will loose sleep over it 😉 But, back to the plot: a […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II/ Silver Shadow II (1977-1980)

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A Rolls Royce with a somewhat confusing name, to say the least, is this Silver Shadow II which we shall call Silver Wraith II. A Silver Wraith is a beautiful car, and definitely not looking like this Rolls! This car is the ‘long wheelbase’ version of a Silver Shadow. Yeah, as if that is a […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Driving by this parked car, it appears to me that it is a bit oddly shaped for an old Mercedes. Well, yeah, obviously, since it is a Silver Spirit, the Rolls from the eighties. This ‘new generation’ Spirity one was the car of choice of the überyup in the roaring eighties, but of course we […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith (1949-59)

March 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I like the old Rolls Royce models, but they never really make my heart go faster. It is kinda strange, lit is ike you expend no less than a great looking, perfectly restored vintage car with a brand like Rolls Royce. Oh well, maybe that is why the RR brand is such a great brand […]

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Rolls Royce Phantom (2007)

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Normally, I don’t bring my camera to Feyenoord Stadium, it can be a nuisance to get in through the frisk, and let’s face it: spotting cars in a parking lot of a major sports event is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel… But last week I saw a particularly nice Bentley convertible, so […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Rolls Royce