Built over two years, the conversion involved an entirely new roof, chassis strengthening and the new rear door consuming 1,800 hours of craftsmanship. Roos had to fabricate several new interior panels and rear seats that can be folded flat to carry much greater loads than the coupe could ever dream of including full length skis. Yet the shooting brake only weighed 60kg more than the donor car. At the time, it was considered to be “the fastest and strongest estate car of the world.” With a 0-60 acceleration time of 3.9 seconds, we must assume the German owner was well satisfied with the end result.
This page has been made with the kind assistance of Roos Engineering of Safenwil in Switzerland