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Panther Westwinds (commonly known as Panther) was a specialty automobile manufacturer in Surrey, United Kingdom. Founded in 1972 by Robert Jankel, the Panther company enjoyed success throughout the 1970s with retro-styled cars based on production mechanicals. The company's Panther J72, like the resurrected Stutz Blackhawk in the United States, became a car for top celebrities to be seen in. The later Panther De Ville Convertible is perhaps best-remembered as Cruella De Vil's car in Disney's animated One Hundred and One Dalmatians. A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. It is divided into a number of districts - Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, Woking, and borders on Hampshire, Berkshire, Greater London, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... The Stutz Blackhawk was an American luxury car produced from 1972 through 1987. ... Disney empire The name Disney may also refer to several aspects of the entertainment empire of The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Pictures, the companys flagship motion picture studio Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California The Disney Channel the companys theme parks and... Categories: Disney stubs | Movie stubs | 1961 films | Disney animated films | Films about dogs | Films based on novels ...


The Panther company collapsed in 1980 and was purchased by Young Kim of Korea. He built a new factory in Harlow and began assembling cars using Korean-made bodies. In the 1980s, the company moved into the sports car arena, culminating with the 1990 Panther Solo. Panther lost money on every Solo, and the company was liquidated to Korean SsangYong Motor Company shortly afterwards. 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Harlow is a local government district and new town in Essex, United Kingdom. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Honda NSX sports car TVR Tuscan sports car New style 2005 Ford Mustang Ruf RGT A sports car is type of automobile designed for sporting performance. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Solo was a mid-engined sports car from the British Panther Westwinds company. ... SsangYong Motor is the fourth largest South Korean automobile manufacturer. ...


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Panther Westwinds - Wikicars (261 words)
Panther Westwinds (commonly known as Panther) was a specialty automobile manufacturer in Surrey, United Kingdom.
The company's Panther J72, like the resurrected Stutz Blackhawk in the United States, became a car for top celebrities to be seen in.
Another Panther was the infamous Panther 6, one car was officially built and another copy constructed later (before Panther collapsed).
Panther Westwinds index (436 words)
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.
From this point, Panther Westwinds were in business, and before long, they would act as sub-contractors to others, such as Rolls-Royce, as well as producing up to three Panthers per week.
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