Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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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

Ariel Atom 1

July 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This isn’t a car, it’s a… well, what is it? Apparently, when you are driving it, it is best descibed as Hell on Wheels! That is, when you are trying to go as fast as the Ariel can handle. You probably can’t… How in the world they managed to make this exoskeleton extra-large go-cart street […]

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Tags: Ariel · Cabriolet/Convertible

Ferrari 575 Maranello

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

I don’t want to turn Cars of Coolhaven into an oldtimer and classic cars site, but lately I do seem to spot fancy oldies from the past more than the exclusive hot stuff from the present. Oh well, the weather is finally understanding that it is going to be summer soon, and that means lots […]

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Tags: Ferrari · 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

Lamborghini Murciélago

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I know, I know. The pictures aren’t that good. But hey, when a car like this comes along, you don’t think: ‘I’ll come back tomorrow morning when the light is better, it will probably still be here‘. Nope. You take some shitty pictures, and hope for the best. I probably could have improved the pictures […]

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Tags: Lamborghini · Nice cars

Mercury Capri (’91-94)

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Feast your eyes out on this tupperware cabrio! You can spot cars on the strangest places, I ran into this rather unknown car in front of a day care centre. I can’t find much about the car on the internet, but it appears that this car was only produced by Ford Australia… It is a […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Ford · Mercury

Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

I kinda stopped taking pictures of Porsches… There are way too many of these cars in Rotterdam, so if some special version visits Coolhaven, sure, but all these Targa’s, Caymann’s, Cayenne’s and what nots in the city, I have stopped to bother. Even combo’s of multiple Porsches aren’t that hard to do… But for some […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Porsche