Is there a cooler body style than that of the shooting brake? We don’t think so, but in the last few decades the format has been criminally underused by manufacturers. An exception to that rule could have come from VW in the form of the car you see here: the Magnum Sport Kombi, but it wasn’t to be.
This brilliant oddity came about when the German manufacturer commissioned a firm called Marold Automobili GmbH to turn the Corrado coupe into a shooting brake, and it proceeded to create two gloriously boxy prototypes. Both were built with the supercharged ‘G60’ four-cylinder engine, giving 158bhp and a 0-60mph time of just over eight seconds. The plan was to follow these two up with a limited production run, something that never happened.
Happily, the pair of prototypes weren’t just stuffed into the corner of a museum, and both have just come up for sale via Long Island dealer Lux Sport. Both are wearing Borbet rims, one with five spoke examples, and the other with a more BBS-style look. The former car is showing 13,000 kilometres on the clock, and the latter just 8000.
Want one of these unusual pieces of motoring history? You’d better have a decent chunk of disposable income ready - both are up for $49,995 apiece.
Source: Lux Sport via World Car Fans