Hooniverse Asks Bonus: Which Car Do You Want to see Converted into a Shooting Brake?

Toyota 86 Shooting Brake Concept
As covered in today’s news recap, Toyota has actually converted an 86 sports car into a fully functional shooting brake. It’s only a one-off design study for now, but it’s already eliciting plenty of reactions from long-roof lovers all around the world.
Shooting brakes as a concept date back to the 19th century but it’s still wholly embraced by the automotive industry a century-and-a-half later. In its current form, a shooting brake is like making a shorter wagon or three-door hatch out of a two-door coupe for the purpose of added practicality and comfort in a car that retains its performance capabilities. Several OEMs have produced or at least experimented with these designs in recent years and there are even aftermarket conversions you can buy right now. Notable examples include the BMW Z3M Coupe “clown shoe” cult classic, the super-limited Bentley Continental Flying Star by coachbuilder Touring Superleggera, and a shooting brake conversion for the Corvette Stingray.
Plenty of other shooting brake conversions exist solely in the digital world. It’s hard to not find a conversion that was photoshopped onto a new sports car by a fan with spare time. This Toyota 86 Shooting Brake seems like it could easily be one of those digital experiments, but it isn’t. It’s a real, fully-functional shooting brake 86 that was described by its project manager as “a car you can buy with your head and your heart”.
With all that in mind, is there a car that you’ve been wanting to see get the same treatment? It doesn’t matter if it’s something new, old, fast, or slow. If it’s a car that deserves a shooting brake conversion, it belongs here.
[Image source: Toyota Australia via Autoblog]

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  1. Gee Nick Avatar
    Gee Nick

    Cadillac ATS-V

    1. Ross Ballot Avatar
      Ross Ballot

      The CTS-V coupe was nearly there…looked like it couldn’t figure out if it was a proper coupe or wanting very hard to be a Shooting Brake

  2. Tomsk Avatar

    I’ve always thought a Z3 Coupe/MGB-GT-esque hardlid Honda S2000 would have been the shiz, and will continue to do so until my dying day.

  3. Greg Kachadurian Avatar
    Greg Kachadurian

    I want to see this become a real thing. It was rendered by someone… I forget who. But OMG.

  4. kogashiwa Avatar

    The* answer is always SW20 MR2.

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      A mid engine car is probably the least useful application for a shooting brake. Love it.

  5. Muthalovin Avatar

    The spoiler is already as tall as the roofline, so why not just fill the gap?

    1. Hatchtopia Avatar

      Somebody started one. Perhaps someone with a few bucks could finish it up.

      1. karonetwentyc Avatar

        Looks like it’s halfway to being a Merkur XR4Ti at this rate…

  6. Citric Avatar

    I was going to say Miata is always the answer, so it’s only natural that someone got there.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Just “styling”, not judging or anything.

    2. StephaneDumas Avatar

      If it was paint in black, it would had look like that customized Jaguar XK-E hearse used in the movie “Harold & Maude”. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_6262-Jaguar-XK-E-1971.html

  7. Jaap Avatar

    Volvo 264 ES

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Or a 262 Bertone like you pictured?

      1. Jaap Avatar

        I messed up the numbers, i mean a ES-version of the 262 Bertone.

        1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          I bet it would look a bit like a Scandinavian take on a Dodge Magnum (which definitely needs a shooting brake version).
          A good thing, in other words!

  8. Tanshanomi Avatar

    The sort of car that would logically lend itself to stalking parties at Balmoral.

      1. boxdin Avatar

        That is fine work.

    1. theskitter Avatar

      Oh, good choice.
      Perhaps the best choice.
      Certainly adequate.

    2. Vairship Avatar

      paparazzi-shooting brake?

  9. Tanshanomi Avatar

    R32 Skyline, perhaps?

    1. kogashiwa Avatar

      There’s already been a ute conversion or two, so yes certainly, why not.

    2. CraigSu Avatar

      That would essentially make it a Stagea, wouldn’t it?
      Side note: Isn’t it sad that the Stagea was replaced by what we know in the States as the Infiniti QX50?

  10. mzszsm Avatar

    Supposedly it’s coming, but has the wrong allocations, I want a short skirt and lonnnnnnng jacket, namely two less doors and more wayback http://images.hgmsites.net/lrg/porsche-panamera-sport-turismo-concept-live-photos-2012-paris-auto-show_100403615_l.jpg

  11. Tanshanomi Avatar

    Another crappy photochop, this one from way back in my Jalop days.

    1. boxdin Avatar

      Best mustang Ive ever seen. Current one has a matronly ass and desprately needs a SB variant.

      1. JayP Avatar

        I was looking for an S197 version but they sucked compared to this.

  12. Maymar Avatar

    Less a case of what I want to see converted into a shooting brake and more a shooting brake concept I want to see converted into a production car, but I stand by my choice.

  13. Cragon McBride Avatar
    Cragon McBride

    A 300ZX shooting brake would be fantastic and not too farfetched.

    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      The 2+2 was halfway there. Just take that roof back another foot, and it’s done.

  14. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    Someone has already done this so cross the TR6 off the list.

  15. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    And the 944. How many of these were made?

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Looks like a Passat hatch?
      Keeping it in the family.

  16. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    And for the 928, Porsche gave Ferry Porsche a special 75th birthday present.

  17. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    And the Citroen SM, if this is a photo-shop, someone needs to make it.

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