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Top 10 – The coolest shooting brakes ever built

What is a shooting brake? We owe you the answer, because there is no real definition for the term. We would say: a shooting brake is a station wagon, but with three doors, like these ten fantastic examples.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Shooting Brake

Nice? No, but very special. The 600 hp strong V8 Vantage Shooting Brake was developed and built by Roos Engineering. In doing so, the Swiss company received the full cooperation of Aston Martin.

Bentley Continental Flying Star

The Flying Star is not a product of Bentley itself, but of coachbuilder Touring Superleggera (known for the beautiful Alfa Romeo Disco Volante). They did not take a Continental GT as a basis, but a GTC: a convertible version.

BMW Z3 M Coupe

The Z3 M Coupé – nicknamed: the clown shoe – was a hobby project of a couple of BMW technicians, who worked on it in their spare time. When they introduced their model to the senior bosses in Munich, they apparently saw something in it.

Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake by Vignale

Is it sacrilege to write that we find this 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake incredibly ugly? The green and yellow Ferrari is worth millions and has been owned by Jamiroqua frontman Jay Kay for years.

Jensen GT

The shooting brake variant of the Jensen Healy could probably have been much more successful than it turned out to be. Production began in 1975, but Jensen went bankrupt a year later. The GT production counter was stuck at 511.

Lynx Events

The Lynx Eventer is less rare than you think. In the eighties, bodybuilder Lynx transformed no fewer than sixty-seven Jaguar XJS into a two-door ‘station wagon’.

Porsche 944 DP Cargo

About ten of the Porsche 944 DP Cargo are said to have been built, all by the German DP Motorsport. The company also offered a 924 DP Cargo in the 80s.

Reliant Scimitar GTE

When the Reliant Scimitar GTE hit the market, demand for the Scimitar GT (a traditional coupé) plummeted. Princess Anne – Prince Charles’ sister – was enamored with the GTE; she had no fewer than nine.

Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake

A joke from the Toyota designers in Australia. And it is still built. The prototype of the GT86 Shooting Brake is fully functional and has even been tested by Toyota. Were there perhaps production plans?

Volvo 1800ES

The inspiration for the beautiful Volvo 480 and C30. With the 1800ES, Volvo tried to maintain interest in the outdated 1800. In the end, more than 8,000 were produced between 1971 and 1973.

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