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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by philhoward » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:08 pm

Bentley EXP looks a darned sight better than their new SUV - to my eyes anyway.


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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by Diabhalta » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:22 am

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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:52 pm

Photoshop but with a bit more work on the rear 3/4 it could look quite nice?
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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:54 pm

And this was discussed elsewhere recently
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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by henryp » Fri May 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Not a production car, but a Ghia concept from the 1977 Geneva Motor Show.
Named Megastar, it was based on a Granada and under the bonnet was a Ford Essex engine.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri May 12, 2017 1:42 pm

Interesting - looks like it would have had pop-up lights too, if they ever worked? :)


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Re: Shooting Brakes

Post by henryp » Fri May 12, 2017 4:28 pm

I'm imagining the front of a Sabre 2, grafted on to the rear of a SE5. And then squinting (a lot !).
Reminds me of the BL Princess/Ambassador front though.
Here's Megastar 2 from 1978. Renault Fuego/DeLorean front ?
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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:53 am

Just read somewhere that “The Tow Car” (from page one) has come up for sale

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Post by Nick » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:21 am

You have to say the GTE is a great piece of design and styling. Super proportions and very practical. Not bettered in my view


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Post by 747PETE » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:10 pm

I know its not a "shooting brake" in the sense...more "pipe and slippers" but I still think my "p and s" is a nicely resolved design ,like the one in the reflection :-):-)
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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm

Did we know there existed a Triumph TR6 GTE?
Well two actually but one of them is decidedly more successful than the other ...

Edit, just had another look and the second one is probably (badly) Photoshopped.
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Post by ss1steve » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:25 pm

John Dodds beast, the ultimate shooting brake, v12 merlin engine from a spitfire !
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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Did we know there existed a Triumph TR6 GTE?
On the front cover of a magazine a couple of years ago Chris - here


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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:55 pm

ss1steve wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:25 pm
John Dodds beast, the ultimate shooting brake, v12 merlin engine from a spitfire !john dodds beast.jpg
Actually a meteor engine from a tank but that didn’t sound as good :-)


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Post by Terry H » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:57 pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned or counts
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