The Owen Sedanca was an amazing coupe, based on the 1970s Jaguar XJ6 and built by Panther Westwinds. Only three were made, but they now have a cult following…
The Panther Rio was a brave idea – to take a humble family saloon and upgrade it into a brilliantly economical luxury car. A mere 35 were sold, probably because it was too expensive, and not different enough from the Triumph Dolomite.
The star of the 1977 Motorfair at Earls Court in London was the sensational six-wheeled Panther supercar. For a while it looked like it was going into production, too, but its creator Robert Jankel was scuppered by delays in development. We tell the story of Britain’s might-have-been supercar. Six-wheeled wonder Visitors to the 1977 London […]
The origins of Panther date back to 1971, when Robert Jankel decided that he wanted leave the fashion industry and follow his dream of becoming a creator of exclusive cars. Panther’s products were truly a remarkable group of cars created by a remarkable man: Robert Jankel, designer and businessman. Jankel worked in the tuning trade […]
Two cats for the price of, well, two… THE above picture gives little clue as to why, at £35,000 in 1983, this rather special Jaguar should have cost well over twice the list price of the standard 4.2-litre XJ6 on which it was based. Indeed, the most noticeable external modification was a very 1980s, boomerang-style […]
A one-off commission that suffered from project drift, was rejected by its intended recipient, and ended up in the hands of a 14-year-old… WELL, it must have seemed like a good idea at the time: the Canadian Panther importer wanted Robert Jankel to build a unique car as a surprise present for his wife. The […]
The J72 was a modern re-make of the SS100 based on Jaguar componentry, done in Bob Jankel’s own inimitable style…
When the ADO17 was launched as the Austin 1800 in 1964, few people can have imagined that one of its defining features – its doors – would later appear on a series of cars ranging from a 1.5-litre family hatchback to a 3-litre executive saloon. But the story doesn’t end there. As well as being […]