1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 833 Engine no. 8L78914-S
Lot 402
1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster
Registration no. TBA Chassis no. 833 Engine no. 8L78914-S
Sold for £21,850 (US$ 35,487) inc. premium

Lot Details
1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 833 Engine no. 8L78914-S 1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 833 Engine no. 8L78914-S 1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 833 Engine no. 8L78914-S
1978 Panther J72 4.2-Litre Roadster
Registration no. TBA
Chassis no. 833
Engine no. 8L78914-S

Footnotes

  • Founded by engineer Bob Jankel in 1971, Panther West Winds Limited rose to public prominence by hand building expensive, high-quality, retro-styled luxury sports cars using modern components. The firm's first volume-selling car - the Vauxhall Magnum-based Lima, which was sold through the Vauxhall dealer network - appeared in 1976 but before then the formula combining modern engineering and performance with bygone era styling had been established by the J72. Built between 1972 and 1980, the latter was Panther's first production model and owed its inspiration to the SS100 Jaguar of the late 1930s. Such was the superb quality of its construction that the J72 won the Silver Medal for coachwork at the 1973 London Motor Show, beating the likes of Rolls-Royce. Running gear was mainly Jaguar, there being a choice of XK six-cylinder or V12 engines, with automatic transmission the norm on later models. By the time production ceased just 300 J72s had been made, though the model was re-launched as the Brooklands after Panther's take-over by Jindo Industries, of Korea.

    This 4.2-litre XK-engined J72 was ordered new by a Saudi prince and specified with air conditioning, a self-contained unit that was installed behind the seats. Not taken out of the UK, the car has covered a warranted 13,551 miles from new and comes with supporting MoT certificates dating back to 1993. Only 1,500 miles have been covered since its acquisition by the current vendor in 1988, mostly on annual 'MoT' trips, and the car is said to drive very well. The Panther is finished in Old English White with cream Connolly leather interior and black hood, and comes equipped with a tonneau cover and side screens, while other noteworthy features include automatic transmission and a discreet modern radio. Embodying all the style of a post-Vintage thoroughbred yet easier to drive and maintain, this rare, craftsman-built British sports car is offered with old-style logbook, current road fund licence, MoT to July 2015 and V5 registration document. It should be noted that the current registration '8 UVT' is being retained by the vendor and is available via separate negotiation if required.
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Motor Cars and Motorcycles
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12% from £50,001 of the Hammer Price

Automobilia
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20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of the Hammer Price
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£120 + VAT per motorcycle combination
£210 + VAT per motor car

Storage charges
£8.50 + VAT per day per motorcycle
£13.00 + VAT per day per motorcycle
combination
First 14 days £14.00 + VAT per day per motor car
There after
£10.00 + VAT per day per motor car

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