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    Thread: Station Wagons are For Moms and Europe: The weird world of custom wagons

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      03-15-2012 05:01 PM #1


      Stumbled across this piece of Swedish weirdness while looking for 9-3 parts. Thought it was too awesome not to share. It's a Saab 900 wagon conversion made by the coachbuilder Nilsson. I think it looks really good as a wagon, and the window lines in particular remind me of the later 9-5 wagon. I'd rock this in a heartbeat.

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      03-15-2012 05:04 PM #2




      Interesting choice of name. That is pure weirdness.
      Last edited by Numbersix; 03-15-2012 at 05:07 PM.

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      03-15-2012 05:07 PM #3


      This isn't the same one, but Porsche built Ferry a 928 wagon for his birthday one year. He would get a one-off on his birthday. Sounds rough, doesn't it?

      There were at least a few 924/944 wagons built, too. No, I don't think any were factory.



      I just read that DP built 7 wagons of this type. Kinda cool, eh?
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      03-15-2012 05:11 PM #4
      The Mercedes W126 S-Class was quite popular in that regard...



      and there were (dutch?) conversions of the 7-series as well...



      Also there were many other Mercedes wagons before the TE/TD debuted with the W123, from what I know only some conversions based on the Mercedes W110 and ambulance/hearse versions were authorized by the factory. This would make this a conversion as well:


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      03-15-2012 05:18 PM #5
      I went looking for a Beetle with a bus roof grafted on, as I've seen several over the years, but I found this Woody conversion instead:



      It's kinda neat.
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    6. 03-15-2012 05:48 PM #6
      If the choice is a wagon or a sedan, I'm taking the wagon everytime.

    7. 03-15-2012 05:49 PM #7
      Holy crap that 944 looks AMAZING

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      03-15-2012 06:43 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Eg2Driver View Post
      Holy crap that 944 looks AMAZING
      exactly my thoughts as well

    10. 03-15-2012 06:47 PM #10
      FTFY

      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      If the choice is a wagon or a sedan, I'm taking the sedan everytime.

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      03-15-2012 06:49 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post


      This isn't the same one, but Porsche built Ferry a 928 wagon for his birthday one year. He would get a one-off on his birthday. Sounds rough, doesn't it?

      There were at least a few 924/944 wagons built, too. No, I don't think any were factory.



      I just read that DP built 7 wagons of this type. Kinda cool, eh?
      FYI - the 944's and some others (including 928s and 6 series BMW's were converted to avoid certain taxes in Germany....it's not that uncommon there.
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    12. 03-15-2012 06:50 PM #12
      LOL@euro plates on all these.

      Thread title confirmed lol.

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      03-15-2012 06:56 PM #13
      The 944 looks like an Austin Allegro/Reliant Scimitar love child...

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      Dear lord... It's perfect.

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      03-15-2012 06:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      The 944 looks like an Austin Allegro/Reliant Scimitar love child...
      and there's nothing wrong with that!
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      03-15-2012 07:03 PM #16
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      03-15-2012 07:04 PM #17
      S-Class


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      03-15-2012 07:08 PM #19
      some other well known, but never dull custom wagons








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      03-15-2012 07:10 PM #20
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      03-15-2012 07:18 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VwG60Kid View Post
      GTR
      That's not a real GTR wagon...
      Just a Stagea with a GTR front.

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    23. 03-15-2012 08:03 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by DarrenW View Post


      that reminds me of the quantum from the rear

      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post


      This isn't the same one, but Porsche built Ferry a 928 wagon for his birthday one year. He would get a one-off on his birthday. Sounds rough, doesn't it?

      There were at least a few 924/944 wagons built, too. No, I don't think any were factory.



      I just read that DP built 7 wagons of this type. Kinda cool, eh?
      seems to be like the same concept like the sciwago

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      03-15-2012 08:37 PM #24
      Nissan built one of these, stock:


    25. 03-15-2012 08:46 PM #25
      I absolutely love this one.


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      03-15-2012 08:57 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Nissan built one of these, stock:

      They have tons of these in Seattle
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      03-15-2012 08:58 PM #27
      You also see a lot of these in Seattle :

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      03-15-2012 09:12 PM #28
      After seeing the picture of the red 900 wagon... it actually blows my mind that Saab would not build this to compete with the Volvo wagons of the same time period. Definitely a more attractive Swede! (and I'm a Volvo fan...)... Actually one of the best looking wagons I've ever seen!

      The Ferrari 456 is a huge favorite of mine, loved them when I was a kid... The wagon is like icing on the cake, looks awesome - and serves the 2+2 purpose of the 456 even better, with real room for those 4 people to take that car on an epic trip.

      The S-class, and 7-series actually take to wagonizing quite well. They both look like factory models. Surprisingly the 928 look great too!

      The American muscle cars look too 'mommy mobile' in wagon form... definitely need to be left as the awesome muscle cars they are. That C3 Corvette is absolutely fugly...

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      03-15-2012 09:13 PM #29
      This one was in SoCal for a while...





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      03-15-2012 09:17 PM #30
      I'd rock the Corrado wagon for the record, despite its view from the rear.

      And the 944 is hot like that...just sayin'
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      03-15-2012 09:22 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'd rock the Corrado wagon for the record, despite its view from the rear.

      And the 944 is hot like that...just sayin'
      I would actually go sa far as saying that the Corrado wagon looks better than the original. And that 944 reminds me of the Jaguar from Harold and Maude which is about the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a car IMO.

    32. 03-15-2012 09:23 PM #32
      Do hearses count?


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      03-15-2012 09:25 PM #33
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      03-15-2012 10:14 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I would actually go sa far as saying that the Corrado wagon looks better than the original. And that 944 reminds me of the Jaguar from Harold and Maude which is about the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a car IMO.
      The Z3 coupe was directly influenced by that hearse.

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      03-15-2012 10:24 PM #35
      James Garner thinks they belong here.





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