I grew up with wagons. We always had one as far back as I can remember....even a silver Pinto wagon with red plastic interior. I really love them. Respectable gas mileage, utility of a truck, comfort of a car.
I'm currently on the hunt for a proper E39 540it.
1986.5 Porsche 928S: Schwarz & Champagne II - 18" Moda MD1 Wheels, Short Shift Kit, Momo Club 3 Steering Wheel, Pioneer/Diamond Audio Sound, Rear Muffler Delete, Autothority Chips, Powdercoated Intake Manifold, "New Orleans Streets" Chin Spoiler Mod.
2000 Jeep WJ Limited: Pearled Black & Camel - Rusty's 2.5" Lift, WAAG 1-Piece Brush Guard, PIAA 580 Driving Lights, WAAG Nerf Bars, Kenwood/Diamond Audio Sound.
As a confessed wagon fanboi, I can't believe that I missed the beginning of this thread. There are very few of those examples that I would not drive. Especially the 900. That car is so weird and awesome at the same time! Makes me miss my old 900T.
"Never attribute to maliciousness that which can be attributed to stupidity."
Using a Golf hatch SHOULD be easy- but the one problem to creating a Mk2 wagon is the body line under the window. It ceases before the rear door is up, and needs to be extended out, meaning minor work on the rear door that no one ever seems to want to do. Otherwise the glass looks lost on the sea of C/D pillar body panel. That shop gets it right.
^ I kinda like the vista roof on the Challenger. It's period appropriate.
I can't find photos of the actual car we did some restoration work on (I think it was blue) but anyway, there's the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Mulliner Estate Wagon:
There's also Michael Schudroff's Shadow "panel delivery" shop truck:
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow shooting brake by Alex Nunez, on Flickr
A Silver Seraph shooting brake:
Rolls Royce Silver Seraph Shooting Brake by RGT3 Pics, on Flickr
My old client's Bentley Mk6 Shooting Brake with body by Rippon Brothers:
And another Silver Shadow Shooting Brake:
Oh, and someone was looking for the name of the coachbuilder on the Cadillac wagons a couple pages back. It's Hess & Eisenhardt.
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I would have let it go but so many people seem to be so staunchly defending that point and it's just silly