Foto's: Vandenbrink 612 Shooting Brake
Voor het gemak neem ik de tekst over die de verkoper, Classic Youngtimers Consultancy te Uden, heeft opgesteld :
Dutchmen Robert Koumans (Vandenbrink Design) and Maurik van den Heuvel (Classic Youngtimers Consultancy) proudly present the unique ‘Vandenbrink 612 Shooting Brake’. The acclaimed design was originally presented in 2008 by Vandenbrink. Van den Heuvel, a passionate shooting brake enthusiast, became
enchanted by this unique prospect and has had the special Vandenbrink Shooting Brake design produced in-house, resulting in the first Vandenbrink car to hit the road. The ‘shooting brake’ body style is typically described as a sleek wagon with two doors and sports-car panache, its image entangled with European aristocracy, fox hunts and baying hounds. Very few shooting brakes have been created in history, the most famous ones being designed by amongst others Bertone, Drogo, Pininfarina, Touring Superleggera, Vignale and Zagato, fitting their custom two-door bodies to the chassis of pedigreed cars from e.g. Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari and Rolls- Royce. The Vandenbrink Shooting Brake is based on the outstanding Ferrari 612 platform. In line with tradition Vandenbrink’s design features the low roof and sleek lines of a coupé, thus retaining the sex appeal whilst adding the practicality of a wagon.
In het echt vond ik de auto tegenvallen. De uitbouw doet me helaas een beetje teveel denken aan de dakkapel op de Ssang Yong Rhodius.