Shooting Brakes

There is something distinctively special about shooting brakes. Transforming a coupé into a sporty wagon adds a practical element to the intrinsic elegance of the original design, creating a refined balance that allows for the transport of items such as shotguns and hunting dogs (as intended originally), golf bags, or simply the luggage needed for grand touring excursions.

Sport wagons

Reaching such a near-perfect automotive concept should, in theory, appeal to any manufacturer. Yet, shooting brakes remain a rarity, appearing as infrequently as a leap year. Apart from the Volvo P1800 ES, Renault Scimitar GTE, and possibly the BMW Z3 Coupé, Ferrari stands out as a particularly committed producer of shooting brakes, with models like the FF and GTC4Lusso as prime examples.

Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce

Ferrari’s interest in shooting brakes dates back to the 1960s and ’70s when coachbuilders were fashioning stylish wagons from luxury brands like Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, and others. During this period, Luigi Chinetti, Jr. commissioned two such Ferraris: a Vignale-designed 330 GT 2+2 and a Panther West Winds-built Daytona. More recently: the Breadvan Hommage.



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