c. 1950 Phelon & Moore Panther 600cc Model 100
The English county of Yorkshire is, despite industrialization, one of the most beautiful and character-full areas in the country. It also produced three of the most distinctive motor vehicles, namely the Scott and Phelon & Moore motorcycles and the Jowett car. P&M, which later became Panther, produced basically the same design of bike, much in the Harley-Davidson tradition. Their distinctive frame, where the long-stroke engine formed the down-tube, came to fame in the 1914-18 war, as the Royal Flying Corps' standard-issue machine.
Never entirely financially stable, but coping with disasters like their Panthette of 1929, Panther's post WW2 production was mainly the Model 100, as offered here, until the company ran out of components, having to re-condition used magdynos and gearboxes as makers Lucas and Burman quit the motorcycle field. A machine with a fanatical following in Great Britain, the Model 100 was for decades the sidecar-driver's dream machine.
This Model 100 has the final version of the 'sloper' frame, with the teleforks and rear suspension introduced in the 1950s. In splendidly original condition, it represents a rare opportunity to be in the hunt for a Panther.
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