1939 Panther 249cc Redwing Model 70
Registration no. 624 YUU
Engine no. D6203
Panther introduced its most significant model of the 1930s - a 249cc overhead-valve 'sloper' - in 1932. This would be bored out to 348cc and in 'Red Panther' form was sold exclusively and in large numbers by South London dealers Pride & Clarke. Panther's 'own' versions were titled Redwing 70 and 80 respectively, and featured twin-port cylinder heads and four-speed gearboxes, unlike the cheaper Red Panthers. This example was completely restored early in 2013. Works carried out include rebuilding the front fork with new tubes, spindles and bushes; re-boring the engine and fitting new valves guides and springs; overhauling the Lucas Maglita (3-year guarantee, 14 months of which remains as of April, 2014) and renewing the exhausts, silencers, chains, sprockets and clutch plates. In addition, the wheels were rebuilt with new stainless steel spokes. The machine is offered with sundry restoration invoices, dating certificate, current road fund licence and V5C registration document. Final re-commissioning and the customary safety checks will be required before it returns to the road.
- This machine is a 250cc 'Red Panther', based on a 'Model 70', not a Redwing. The frame number is X1.