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Bob Purton

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Italian Panther
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:16:35 PM »
Now here is a car that I don't know much about other than what Chris Reece says in his book. The Panther of Italy. Fibreglass body, 520cc twin diesel engine and front wheel drive. A very odd combination of spec for an early 1950's car.
Any more info anyone?
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 01:20:04 PM by Bob Purton »

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 01:58:31 PM »

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 03:44:01 PM »
That's interesting as it conflicts with Chris's description saying its alloy bodied. Also a two stroke diesel! More research needed obviously.  Where is our editor?

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 05:26:48 PM »
This site credits Chris's book at least.

http://www.wheelsofitaly.com/wiki/index.php?title=Panther
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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 06:05:54 PM »
Wow, made by the legendary light motorcycle makers!  That's if it ever happened. I wonder?
Do you feel an article coming on Chris?

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 07:28:10 PM »
Dear Bob

No you can not tempt me with this one either. Keep going.

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 07:37:30 PM »
How about something on Hanns Trippel?
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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 08:16:53 PM »
Dear Bob

No you can not tempt me with this one either. Keep going.

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I understand Chris. Too hard for you. ;) ;)

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 08:47:54 PM »
hows this ? deutsche kleinwagen has much about this one - but all in german  :)
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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 09:27:25 PM »
Then you must do the article Richard!

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 09:30:30 PM »
i might just do that Bob  ;) - and i know just what Chris will say about that !  - concentrate on trying to make a decent Gordon page first !
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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 10:18:52 PM »
Yeh but come on! How much is actually worth saying about a Gordon?  :D

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2014, 08:43:49 AM »
Found this snippet on line.

The company from Milan began in 1954 with the production of automobiles.  The brand name was Panther.  1957 ended production. [1]

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 The first model was the 400 D. This was a two-seater small car with front wheel drive .  Unusual were the body of plastic from the Carrozzeria Colli and the motor used.  It was a fan-cooled two-cylinder - diesel engine of Moto Rumi with 520 cc engine capacity , the 12 hp made.  The design speed was specified at 80 km / hr. [2] This model was produced in small numbers until early 1957. [1]

 In 1957 there was the Model 400 B, presented at the Geneva Motor Show of 1957. [1] This caused a gasoline engine (two-cylinder four-stroke engine ) with 480 cc displacement and 18 hp for the drive.  The body, now of Zagato designed, had been altered somewhat and offered four people.

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 Salmson , the Industria Sanmarinese Costruzioni Automezzi (ISCA) from San Marino and two companies from Argentina and Belgium were planning licenses to take over, but nothing

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 08:46:17 AM »
How about something on Hanns Trippel?

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Re: Italian Panther
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 08:52:59 AM »
What's wrong with a two stroke diesel? Much better if its supercharged. See one of my fav engines, the Commer Knocker.

Was there not Panther stationary and generator engines? No idea on details but seem to recall tripping over such things. Interesting looking car, rather modern for 1954.
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