One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S

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Lot 554
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster
Registration no. 6666 LV Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S

Sold for £ 22,425 (US$ 31,580) inc. premium
One owner, 6,574 miles from new
1975 Panther J72 Roadster
Registration no. 6666 LV
Chassis no. S202/R
Engine no. 7S-94571-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 takeover by Jindo Industries, of Korea.

    This particular J72 has been owned by the current vendor from new (his name is recorded within the engine bay) and has covered fewer than 7,000 miles to date. Chassis number 'J202/R' is equipped with the 4.2-litre version of the Jaguar XK six and four-speed manual/overdrive transmission, while other noteworthy features include aluminium coachwork, factory hardtop, chromed wire wheels, walnut veneer dashboard and leather seats, the latter recently refurbished to 'as new' condition. The car also comes with hood, hood frame and tonneau cover, all of which have been in storage for many years.

    '6666 LV' has not been used on the public highway since 2001 but has been exercised regularly on the vendor's 1.5 miles of private road. Embodying all the style of a post-Vintage thoroughbred yet easier to drive and maintain, this craftsman built British sports car is offered with Swansea V5 document and all its original Panther invoices, correspondence and brochure. The vehicle is expected to posses a fresh MoT certificate at time of sale.
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One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
One owner, 6,574 miles from new,1975 Panther J72 Roadster  Chassis no. S202/R Engine no. 7S-94571-S
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