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1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shooting Brake


Shooting-brake, shooting brake or shooting break is a term for a car body style that has evolved through several distinct meanings over its history.
Shooting-brake originated as an early 19th century British term for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties with their equipment and game. The term brake was initially a chassis used to break-in horses — and was subsequently used to describe a motorized vehicle.

The term was later applied to custom-built wagons by high-end coachbuilders and subsequently became synonymous with station wagon or estate.

In contemporary usage, the term shooting-brake has broadened to include a range of vehicles from five-door station wagons — to three-door models combining features of a wagon and a coupé.

In 2006, The New York Times said the shooting-brake was conceived "to take gentlemen on the hunt with their firearms and dogs." and "although [its] glory days came before World War II, and it has faded from the scene in recent decades, the body style is showing signs of a renaissance as automakers seek to invent (or reinvent) new kinds of vehicles for consumers constantly on the hunt for the next new thing."
 

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My dad had a 1966 Amazon Wagon. I loved that car and wanted it when I grew up. Alas, he was hit twice in one week and it was "totaled" twice. His family imported it from Sweden in 66 and he got it from his uncle back in the 80s I believe.

He picked up a 1967 El Camino to replace it. I had a bit of fun with that 396ci boat.

 

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FWIW, this isn't a "post your car" thread. There are others for that.

Where I'd rather be right now...

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You'd rather be in MarbleGT's NC? Me too.
 
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