• Aug 7th 2009 at 7:29PM
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Porsche 924 Kombi - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Because of the sheer volume, it's hard for us to keep up with every single comment on every single post. However, sometimes the comments on a certain post are so, um, compelling, we watch 'em like our mother watches One Life To Live. To paraphrase the bulk of the comments concerning the most likely phony Porsche Cayman Shooting Brake post, "It's really ugly and we hate it." Yes, well... that's an opinion. But rather than wax long form about our implacable love of all things two-door wagony, check this sucker out!

Yes, yes -- it is a Porsche 924 Shooting Brake, called the 924 Kombi, but sadly, we know very little about this custom three-door. However, here's what we're sure of: It's got a big turbo, weighs 2,871 pounds and has room for our dog, our stuff and our wife's stuff. Talk about a perfect weekend getaway mobile. We think we might lust for the 924 Kombi almost as much as we drool over OG M Coupe. Almost. Which is a hell of a lot of drool.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      That's pretty badass, and pretty light too, to bad they never built it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've never met a front-engined Porker I liked.

      Until this.

      Please, miss, can I have some more?
      • 6 Years Ago
      There was a 928 shooting brake (station wagen) given to Mr F Porsche for his birthday or something. It was a one off by the special wish department at Porsche (lots of go fast stuff). That's the machine I would kill for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha, sweet. I love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm really, really grateful I was only alive for two months of the eighties - none of which I remember, thankfully.
        • 6 Years Ago
        go eat your happy meal and live in ignorant bliss.
        :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      well at least this one makes sense, being front engined with room for cargo in the rear. the mid engine Cayman makes no sense as a shooting-brake, since there is no room for stowage and makes it more difficult to work on the engine as well.

      the main photo of the 924 looks distorted to me though, the windshield and sideglass were never that tall on the hatchbacks.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, and the Type 3 VW has back seats that fold down to make for a long load floor.

        Plus, the engine of the Type 3 was smaller (lower profile), in a much taller vehicle, AND it was at the rear - not in the middle of the cargo area.

        The Porshe's mid-mounted 2.9 or 3.4 flat-6 would be in the middle of the cargo area, back seats would be impossible, and access to the engine would be even more ridiculous than the Cayman.

        It'd make for a nice echo chamber, though, what with that engine poking up into a steel-and-glass hallway. Wear earplugs.

        The 924 "Shooting Break" concept is so totally different that it doesn't bear comparison. At least it had a backseat. And an engine in the front to compensate for the weight of all that extra steel and glass.

        A Cayman Shooting Break would be the dumbest idea ever. And the idiots who'd plunk down the exorbitant amount of cash it'd cost absolutely deserve the mongrel it'd be.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "the mid engine Cayman makes no sense as a shooting-brake, since there is no room for stowage and makes it more difficult to work on the engine as well."

        Two words: Volkwagen Squareback.

        Technically it's rear engined, but the basic idea is there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that actually looks more proportionally correct, granted the Z3 based coupe is my favorite of shooting brakes...Volvo has some nice ones too...the C30 is definitely the nicest out now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is not the dp wagon. Looks like a one-off. Notice that the roofline is completely custom and the rear window frames are a little wobbly. The dp wagons are finished to a much higher standard.

      Excellence magazine did a great writeup on the dp 944 wagon a few years ago. I've got some links in a blog post at http://www.thesportwagon.com/2009/07/porsche-cayman-shooting-brake.html.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What the heck is a shooting brake and where did the term come from? Its a contradiction in terms.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's right: having an ignorant, knee-jerk opinion is soooo much easier than spending 2mins googling something you clearly know nothing about.

        It's not a contradiction or a catchphrase, it is - like coupe, cabriolet, sedan, etc - a coachbuilder term; and the suggested alternative is 'pseudo-sportilitarian'? Snappy.

        A wagon has more doors, and full seating for at least 4; a hatchback not only can have 3 or 5 doors but not the extended load space. A shooting brake is a 3 door vehicle with either 2 or 2+2 seating, and a extended load bay. Simple.

        Shooting brakes are schweet: the Scimitar GTE, Volvo P1800 ES are cool, and this is nice but the 944 version is even better. I wish someone was doing a modern equivalent, but a faked Cayman doesn't cut it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        skablaw, why is it autoblog's fault that they used a proper term that you don't know?

        Maybe the better question is why does it make you so angry...

        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm right there with you, Alan. Not only is it a contradiction in terms, but it's also the epitome of godawful catch phrases. I'd take anything called a "wagon" or "hatchback" over the queerific term "shooting brake" any day. Stop it Autoblog. Please. If you want to love on these pseudo-sportilitarian abominations, then fine, but don't make them sound twice as dumb as they already are.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is pretty awesome, these guys made a 944 and 968 version as well IIRC. Only in germany though. I would rock one in a heartbeat, i can only fit one mountain bike in the back of my 924s, this would get me 2 and some gear for sho!
        • 6 Years Ago
        im sure you could fit several bikes, but the sho is very big and you probably couldn't get the hatch down after you crammed one in.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shooting brakes?!! Let me think:
      Audi RS4 ,RS6
      BMW 335xd touring, 535xd touring, I think they will have a M version too
      Opel Insignia Tourer OPC
      And i am sure I forgot many others.
      ANyway better solution than Porsche.
      Now if all you want is a brand name and have a lot of money, I am sure some garage can do this for you.
      Have a good run (for your money).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Forgotten others? You've yet to mention one: listed are some wagons / combi's / estates - but not a single shooting brake.

        They all have 5 doors and are rather large; a shooting brake has 3 doors and is compact. Basically it's a coupe with a extended load bay & tailgate - jeez, is this concept really so hard to grasp??
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like!!
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