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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Cars

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Cars

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 17th April 2012

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1. Pininfarina made seven Ferrari 456 GT ‘Venice’ estates including one in a rather fetching yellow for the Sultan of Brunei. Apparently he ordered seven, then decided he only wanted six.

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2. Aston Martin made both a three, and five door estate Virage as a conversion for customers. The five door has a 6.3ltr V8 and seating for seven.

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3. For those times when a regular Bentley isn’t enough, you could get a ‘Cal d’Isere’ converted by Jankel. Quite a few were made including several with 4×4 conversions.

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4. The first MG estate car was an MG Montego estate which was only ever sold in New Zealand. Strange.

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5. BMW made a pair of estate 735is for a display at Frankfurt. One has gone missing and the other is a RHD version which allegedly is somewhere in America.

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6. Several companies carried our estate conversions for Porsche 924 and 944s including DP Motorsport and Strosek.

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7. We bet you’ve never seen one of these, it’s a super-rare UR Quattro estate that was converted by Avus. Cool eh?

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8. Did you know that you could get Corsa estate? It was called various names including the Opel Swing and Chevy Monza depending on which country it was sold.

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9. The fastest estate car of all time is tuned Roush-engined 765bhp MGZT-T which hit 225.609mph on the Bonneville salt flats in the USA. It was code named X-15 after the recording breaking Mach 7 jet fighter.

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10. If you are lucky enough to live in Japan you can get a full on 276bhp Mitsubishi Evo Wagon. Form an orderly queue please.