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    Why the fuck are they called shootING brake? When it's a glorified station wagon?

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    why is a station wagon called a station wagon?
    do you use it to transport guests between the train station and hotel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNS-11Z View Post
    Why the fuck are they called shootING brake? When it's a glorified station wagon?
    Because they were originally a bespoke body for the landed gentry to use on SHOOTING hunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    why is a station wagon called a station wagon?
    do you use it to transport guests between the train station and hotel?
    Originally, yes that was what they were intended for.

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    sorry i should've used italics and quoted the earlier post
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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Because they were originally a bespoke body for the landed gentry to use on SHOOTING hunts.
    Belanglo state forest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    expected an AU wagon on gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    Belanglo state forest?
    Nah, Belangalo forest edition would be one of these:

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    I guess an “estate car” could potentially have been used on one’s country estate (as opposed to one’s city lodgings) for shooting?
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    I guess an “estate car” could potentially have been used on one’s country estate (as opposed to one’s city lodgings) for shooting?
    An estate car would generally be used to travel to and from the country estate as well as serve as the general people mover on the estate. A shooting brake generally carried the hounds and firearms.

    Generally speaking a wealthy land owner would never be seen in an estate car in the city, indeed station wagons, of any description, were rarely seen in cities even in the 1970s. The wealthy used "town cars" or tradtional sedans in the city only using the wagon to travel. Even in the 1970s you rarely saw the high end wagon in the city, John Lennon was considered unusual in that he preferred to use his Chrysler town and country wagon in New York rather than one of his Rolls Royce or Mercedes Limos. However high end wagons were common at popular vacation spots in the US, usually towing large caravans as well.
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    So is this a shooting brake?


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    In the spirit of estates;
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    Shooting Brake's were generally limited production, coach built wagons, based on sports or GT cars.

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    Sort of, although you'd probably be shot if you called it that!
    In America they were hardtop wagons.

    It's important to remember that the American car makers grouped the various body styles according to price point. Generally anything with a full height B pillar and framed windows was a low cost model, frameless windows but a B pillar were mid cost models while hardtops were the top models. This applied to all body styles, including wagons.
    And talking about estate wagons, GM used the term estate on any wagon with wood trim. So any GM wagon that didn't have the "wood" applied at the factory was simply a wagon. This was the case until the 1996 Buick Roadmaster wagons, officially they were called Roadmaster Estate wagons because they had standard wood grain. But wood delete cars were simply badged Roadmaster, the estate wagon badge was deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mph View Post
    Shooting Brake's were generally limited production, coach built wagons, based on sports or GT cars.
    Sort of, there were also built on luxury chassis as well, Bentley, Armstrong Sidley and Diamler shooting brakes were popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    the 'hard work' is already done. the firewall is an engine cover that's already there.
    these cayman roofs replace the rear bootlid and folding roof on a boxster



    so you'd just make something attached to the same mounting points and then design the roof shape around that
    Nobody makes these anymore.

    Shooting brake is another way of saying tiny hearse.
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


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    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    Belanglo state forest?
    did laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Nobody makes these anymore.

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    I do have access to the mould for this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Me too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeo View Post


    Not as cool as a sil-utey but pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mph View Post
    I do have access to the mould for this...

    Do tell!!
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    This is how you Shooting Brake. The Volvo Amazon.












    Mooaarrr.



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    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Joe will be boosting up the streets sucking shit tins of Methanol and popping purple flames!!

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    ^Respect. Is that Shit and Broke or Shooting Brake?
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Nobody makes these anymore.

    Shooting brake is another way of saying tiny hearse.
    like these?

    http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod21...e-986-Boxster/
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-986...-/182453537329
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Shooting brake is another way of saying tiny hearse.
    Surprised the Harold and Maude Jaguar hasn't been linked in this thread yet:


    Or the Volvo P1800ES (I love the shape of these things):
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