French manufacturer Panhard was founded in 1889 and built its first motorcar in 1891. In the early days of the automobile the Panhard company led the way in French car design and motor racing. By the 1930s Panhard had become known for its medium sized and touring cars, particularly the 1937 Dynamique.
Following 1945 Panhard concentrated on building cheaper models owned at family motorists, many of its designs used simple two cylinder engines. By the mid-1960's Panhard was in difficulty and which led to Citroen purchasing the company in 1965. Production of Panhard cars finished in 1967.