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alex
alex Dork
10/11/09 8:12 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Never made it out of the factory. Thank goodness.

I'll take one of each, please.

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
10/11/09 8:24 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I guess technically the VW fox qualifies as a shooting brake.

Damn! You beat me to it! Except I was going to whore mine out, and post this pic:

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/11/09 8:26 p.m.

Well, the 944 has box flares and is a shooting brake. It's a bit ungainly, though. Most of these are. The XJS actually seems to be the best conversion.

Apparently nicknamed the "Elanbulance". Two were made, and here they are.

This one almost works.

"Dear, I think the rear of your Jaguar is melting"

Does anyone see a Pinto? Or a Vega, I forget which. But that C pillar is saying something to me.

And modern car designers haven't forgotten what they are, but I don't know if starting with a stumpy car is a recipe for success.

I have to agree the original M Coupe fits the definition well, though.

BTW, that MGB GT was Grampian Grey, which my brain insists on calling "Grandpa Grey". It is a really nice color, plays up the details of the GT nicely.

Duke
Duke SuperDork
10/11/09 8:28 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: I am surprised you don't see more of these on the road.

I've seen precisely ONE of those in my entire life, though it was quite handsome in BRG.

Treb
Treb Reader
10/11/09 8:33 p.m.

karlt_10
karlt_10 New Reader
10/11/09 8:35 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: I am surprised you don't see more of these on the road.

They were way overpriced new, and too E36 M3ty of a car underneath. Ford really screwed-up with the X-type.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/11/09 8:35 p.m.

well, if the audi concept is a shooting brake.. would the Volvo C30 be one?

And I would like it known.. I really like that mustang shooting brake!

PHeller
PHeller HalfDork
10/11/09 9:03 p.m.

so no-one gets the wrong impression about Fox'es

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/11/09 9:03 p.m.

The Mustang didn't look good in that color picture I posted, but the rear 3/4 view really works!

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/11/09 9:05 p.m.
Treb wrote:

A bit off topic, but on a related note:

http://www.ponysite.de/65-Mustang-ranchero-640john.jpg

hotg54b
hotg54b New Reader
10/11/09 9:25 p.m.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/11/09 9:31 p.m.

Would the Volvo C30 qualify?

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar Reader
10/11/09 9:33 p.m.
M2Pilot wrote: Does anyone remember the XKE that Harold converted into a hearse in Harold & Maude? If someone can find a pic it might be worth posting.

Yep: Harold & Maude Jag

That was one of the first movies we rented off Netflix just because of that Jag hearse. It was a pretty good movie too.

-Rob

pres589
pres589 Reader
10/11/09 10:02 p.m.

In reply to hotg54b and that FD RX-7 conversion: I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Luke
Luke Dork
10/11/09 10:31 p.m.

Not sure of the story behind this one, (possible photoshop?)

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And this Giulia is more of a station wgaon, but still very cool.

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Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro HalfDork
10/11/09 10:36 p.m.

I'm surprised no-one has posted this beauty yet:

Shawn

gamby
gamby SuperDork
10/11/09 11:12 p.m.

I remember seeing that Trans Am in Motor Trend BITD.

I dig the Ferrari Daytona one. Ditto for the 944.

I had a red XJS shooting brake somewhere on my computer at one point--I think I even posted it here. I just can't find it.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/11/09 11:27 p.m.

^^ This one?

Flogger00
Flogger00 New Reader
10/12/09 3:14 a.m.

In googling for a picture of one of my all time favorite car designs (Lamborghini Espada), I stumbled on the following website:

http://www.weetstraw.com/home/article/Shooting-Brake/97

Lots of examples there. Espada's still my favorite, but I see it as a mixture of flatback, fastback and shooting brake.

Treb
Treb Reader
10/12/09 6:32 a.m.
Keith wrote: The Mustang didn't look good in that color picture I posted, but the rear 3/4 view really works!

Different cars. The red car is a (Pinto-based) Mustang II; the b/w pic is an original Mustang, modified by Intermeccanica. Great-looking car.

Love the Alfa up-thread... also love this:

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
10/12/09 6:42 a.m.
Treb wrote:
Keith wrote: The Mustang didn't look good in that color picture I posted, but the rear 3/4 view really works!
Different cars. The red car is a (Pinto-based) Mustang II; the b/w pic is an original Mustang, modified by Intermeccanica. Great-looking car.

Both the red car Keith posted, and the b&w car are '64 1/2 - '66 Mustangs.Looking at the grill of the red one, I believe that it's a '65.

924guy
924guy Dork
10/12/09 6:50 a.m.

RossD
RossD HalfDork
10/12/09 7:09 a.m.
slantvaliant
slantvaliant HalfDork
10/12/09 8:22 a.m.

Ahem ...

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/12/09 8:24 a.m.
Trans_Maro wrote: I'm surprised no-one has posted this beauty yet: Shawn

When I was a young boy, I had a 1/24 model of that particular car. I had forgotten all about it

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