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

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

Pontiac Firebird 2nd Gen. (1970-81)

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In a boring, rainy and cold part of the city of The Hague, I spot this red hot exciting little Firebird. Now that is contrast! I would never crave a car like this, but I surely can appreciate them for how they look, what they stand for. Let us not be boring! Oh, and the […]

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Tags: Pontiac

Triumph TR7

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

So, not yet another TR6 for me this time, nope, it’s a late seventies rear-wheel drive Triumph TR7. I like the TR6, the design is exciting and filled with emotion. This car, I am not so sure about. To be honest, it is not a completely honest and unbiased opinion. This car looks remarkable like […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Triumph

Noble M12

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Now this is exactly the kind of car that I was not expecting in the parking lot of a Tesco’s, on a Thursday night somewhere in one of Essex’ many sleepy towns. Some 2000 of these cars were produced, so it isn’t the rarest of finds, but still. I was pleasantly surprised. The pictures aren’t […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Noble

Reliant Scimitar GTE

December 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the first special cars I spotted with the camera phone on my then new Nokia N82 was a Reliant Scimitar cabriolet. A GTC, I now know. When taking the pictures, all I knew was that I was amazed about the properties on the car. Unfortunately, the stock memory cards in these Nokia’s are […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Reliant

Datsun 240Z Sport (1969-1978)

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Now this is a car I like! I am really pleased with this spot. This car is closely related to the Fairlady I spotted a while back in Rotterdam.Now, here in not so sunny booming city of Brielle, I run into this sporty old orange Datsun. What a cool car! As with all Datsun/Nissan cars […]

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Tags: Datsun · Nice cars · Oldies

Renault Alpine GTA (1986-91)

September 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Now this car is easy to just walk past on a parking lot, without giving it a second glance. Luckily, my eye fell on the headlights. Hang on, this is no old Mazda! It is the nice Alpine GTA! I remember these cars from back when I was a kid, and we would go on […]

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Tags: Alpine · Renault