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Tom
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Shooting brakes

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Much to my amazement there's no thread for shooting brakes. Usually made in small numbers by bespoke coach builders, generally with two doors though four-door cars have been made too. This thread is not for factory estates/wagons, but for coachbuilt versions only!

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This will be interesting, Shooting Brakes can come off looking wonderful or very bizarrely. 928, I am looking at you.
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Great thread! I am really a big fan of coachbuild cars and shooting brakes are my soft spot :lol: I don't have too many as most of them are low production cars, but some concepts could fit this category, just have to dig out the pictures.
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Not my picture (haven't taken one yet) and not sure if this counts but it fits the same shape:
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I like these "shooting brakes" even if I always think of them as "station wagons." Most of the wooden station wagons in the United States were bodied by independent manufacturers, under contract to the auto manufacturer. I think in the late 1940's, perhaps the heyday of U.S. woodies, only Ford was building their own wooden bodies, including a few convertibles! By the mid-fifties the true wooden bodied wagons were all gone, replaced by fiberglass and/or decals. Only independent manufacturers since, rarely under contract to auto manufacturers, have build the true woody. A good article on these builders may be found at

http://www.classic-car-history.com/woodie-wagons.htm

As a boy, I remember woody wagons, most commonly Fords, Chryslers, and Buicks, squeaking as they drove past and rotting away instead of the normal rusting. I guess that annual coat of shellac was just too demanding. Thanks for reviving the memories. David H
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I didn't notice until taking the pictures that all these cars are the same color. Brooklin must have had a large supply of that paint!
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