Ottawa
Ottawa New Reader
1/1/18 1:48 p.m.

Just curious if this would qualify as a shooting-brake, as opposed to a station wagon

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/not-many-left-1978-ford/6436177240.html

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/1/18 2:02 p.m.

"Shooting brake" is just a fancy European term for "station wagon," so use whichever words you like cheeky

("shooting brake" at least carries connotations of sportiness)

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
1/1/18 2:05 p.m.

This depends on perspective. If you happen to think shooting brakes are awesomer than wagons, it's a shooting brake. If you think wagons are awesomer, then it's a wagon.

Tldr, that thing is awesome! (Pricey for me, but probably not for most of the inhabitants of streamboat....)

Crackers
Crackers Dork
1/1/18 2:32 p.m.

Aren't shooting brakes just 2 door wagons? 

Then... It's still a Pinto. 

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon New Reader
1/1/18 3:09 p.m.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake

basically it’s a term for stations wagons that are much more fancy and expensive but the interesting part of the name apparently came from vehicles used to carry shooting parties. I guess you could call many trucks and suvs a shooting brake then.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette SuperDork
1/1/18 3:44 p.m.

Shooting break comes from carriages used by shooting parties to "break" horses from bolting at the sound of gun fire.  A few exist at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/1/18 4:36 p.m.

Obviously, opinions and definitions vary wildly. A common rule of thumb is a shooting brake is a 2 door sports coupe converted to a wagon.  Typically, a fairly expensive coupe. Even then, one of the most common of these - the Volvo 1800ES - was called a wagon by Volvo (it helps to remember the 1800 was a fairly expensive car in its day). 

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/1/18 5:30 p.m.

I want to shoot out the two rear windows and replace with a  large single...so yeah shoot em out to break them.

 

And Pintos are old enough to be cool in their own right specially with a 302 up front.

 

Pete

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon New Reader
1/1/18 5:57 p.m.

The pinto also  had this delivery body style

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon New Reader
1/3/18 10:44 a.m.
Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
1/3/18 10:50 a.m.

So, at first I thought this was a bit over-priced at $5250, but reading my latest issue of classic motorsports last night I see a 1974 went for $25,000 (!!! you read that right, 25 grand!!!) at Mecum.

This one is a steal. Low miles, nice shape, cool color and interior. This could be a rare opportunity in automotiveness: a cool car you can drive and sell for more than you paid.

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