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PANTHER J72

2-door 2-seater traditional sports car.

Vulgar pseudo-Jaguar, vaguely looking like SS100, which appealed to rich poseurs worldwide. Robert Janekl's first series-production model from Byfleet. All with tubular frame and rigid rear and front axles. Running gear by Jaguar, just a few 3.8s at first, and a sprinkling of V12 models from 1974. Automatic transmission on 'six' from 1976. Appalling drag factor explains mere 115mph (6-cyl)/125mph (V12) top speeds. Four wheel discs help, not much else appeals.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3781cc/4235cc (S6 DOC), 5343cc (V12 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1972 to 1981  
Number produced:
300