Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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Volkswagen 181

October 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

You don’t expect a nice and special car on a location like, say, a land fill or garbage dump. Well, I spot this funny Volkswagen on a garbage recycling and disposal area in the city I live. For some reason, I have fond memories of these boxy VW’s, but oddly enough can’t I recall a […]

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Tags: 4*4 · Nice cars · Ugly cars · Volkswagen

Volkswagen 1500 / VW Type 3 Notchback

August 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

What is it with cars, that when you spot something nice, chances are you will spot a similar car in the very near future? This happened with the Matra Murena, the R8, some Rolls Royces… and now with this funny little VW 1500. Soo…. a double post! Volkswagen intended this car to be the more […]

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Tags: Oldies · Volkswagen

Unknown ‘Volkswagen’

March 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

This car comes driving by, the RDW says it’s a Volkswagen, so it is a kitcar. But, I don’t recognize it? Anyone, is this car just somebody’s fantasy or is it modelled on an existing car? Please comment!

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Tags: Ugly cars · Volkswagen

Porsche 356 Speedster (1954-1957)

February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Oh boy! This is one of the cars of my really short-shortlist to spot. The Porsche 356 Speedster is a true pleasure to the eye, and my all time favorite vintage Porsche. Just look at it! If there is ever a car which could claim the phrase ‘poetry in motion’, this Speedster would be the […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · Oldies · Porsche · Volkswagen

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (Type 14)

February 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

I so love the looks on this car! I have spotted a red one before, in a parking lot in Leiden, but this baby blue beauty is a looker as well! What do you do when a car like this drives by your house, looking for a place to park? Well, normally you would get […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf R32

January 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

And now, to change the pace a bit, how about a modern hot hatch? Check out this sporty Golf R32 Although this car has it all, a 3.2 liter 24-valve VR6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, exciting alloy wheels, great brakes, it really does not score that high on my emotional-o-meter… Sure, it shares […]

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Volkswagen Scirocco

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

As many a car manufacturer, VW is reviving an old classic as well. In 2008, a third generation Scirocco will shred through the streets. For now, let’s enjoy this Karmann-build old school Scirocco, still quite a nice thoroughbred little racer. A first generation (1974-1981) model, if I am not mistaken. If it wasn’t for the […]

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Volkswagen Type 2 VW-Van T1 (Splittie)

August 14th, 2007 · No Comments

This car needs little introduction. It is as iconic as a car can get, so I will only bore you with nice pictures and anecdotes. All the technical stuff and historical data on the first of all VW Transporter vans is already out there… Visit wikipedia and you know it all. Being a whitewater enthusiast, […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Volkswagen