Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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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

Ford Model A (1927-1931)

July 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Back in Leiden, I continue my lucky streak of wedding cars with this perfectly restored Ford Model A. The successfull successor of the legendary Ford T, nearly five million of these little cars were produced. And none of them in black! Some Wikipedia facts, since I know little about the car: The Model A came […]

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Tags: Ford · Oldies

Jaguar E-Type

June 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, this car needs no introduction, and no tech talk either. This is the E-Type! Currently, I work near a prime wedding location, Delft city hall. Very handy for spotting nice cars on your lunch break 🙂

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Jaguar · Nice cars

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 (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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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Rolls Royce

Austin FX3 (1948-1958)

November 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I keep running into nice spots, while I still got an enormous amount of nice spots to post… So without further ado: the Austin FX3 taxi cab, the predecessor of the FX4 I spotted earlier this year on Coolhaven. With 7000 built, this is the car that became the traditional London cab image (well, in […]

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Tags: Austin · Oldies


September 7th, 2007 · No Comments

You look out of the window to check the weather, and… you spot a white classic Rolls Royce. No fancy pictures, just some quick snaps before the Rolls has disappeared again. Clearly, again, a wedding car. Who else would drive around in a creamy white old Rolls, with flowers on the front bumper? Can’t really […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Rolls Royce