Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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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

Jaguar XK150 DHC (1957-1961)

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

No, this is not a cabriolet, this is a… drophead coupé! Damn, such nice names are given to such nice cars! Is this the proper car to live a glorious life, or what?! What a beauty… Granted, at first it was slower than the XK140 it replaced, but they quickly resolved that with some bigger […]

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

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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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Rolls Royce

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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Tags: Rolls Royce

Triumph Herald 1200 Mk2

January 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As old Triumph’s go, this certainly is a well-kept looker! It has a very nice paint job in two-tone red and white, see if you can spot the differences with this Herald… 😉 I wonder what it is like to drive one of these little old cars, but for now, I can enjoy myself by […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Triumph

Opel Kadett B (1965-1973)

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

No car spotting site can be complete without the Opel Kadett, or Cadet-tillac as it is sometimes called 😉  This ugly little piece of motoring history suddenly appeared on Coolhaven, to be never seen since. What a shame 😉 Oh well, it was a nice work horse for it’s time, and probably there still is […]

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Tags: Opel · Ugly cars

Volvo Amazon Estate

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

When La Ds Margot spotted one earlier, I was quite excited. The Volvo Amazon is not a rare car at all, once you start looking for them. But an estate! I had never seen one of those. Or had I? Anyway, right next door to me, this old and rusty sorta-white Estate shows up sure, […]

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Tags: Oldies · Volvo

Citroën DS (Goddess)

December 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Because you can’t have too many pictures of the Citroën Goddess on a car site (and La DS Margot is not posting them anyway…): And yes, I have been playing around with some Photoshop filters here and there… Sometimes it is nice to ‘shop a bit 🙂

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Tags: Citroën · Nice cars · Oldies