You have to hand it to Panther founder Robert Jankel, he certainly never let his imagination for new ideas run out! The first Panther appeared in 1972, the SS100 Jaguar inspired J72. Like many of the other Panther products the J72 was really only inspired by the SS100, it was never meant to be an exact replica, just a modern sportscar with classic (retro?) styling.
Other ambitious models from Panther included the Lazer concept car, the Rio (a curious Triumph Dolomite based "luxury Sports Saloon"), the Ferrari engined FF and outrageous Deville (inspired by the Bugatti Royale). A much more successful model was the Lima, thankfully this car ensured survival for Panther right up-until the 1980's/90's.
PANTHER CAR CLUB, MODEL VALUATION 2010
GUIDE TO CONDITON CATEGORIES (which concurs with the PCC Insurance Valuation Form).
Concours: Properly restored with supporting documents/photos/history, or totally immaculate well-preserved original cars. Should be potential concours contender with no work necessary. Vehicles with special historic significance could be worth concours value.
Condition A1: Genuine very good condition; totally original with history or restored, but needing slight improved detail to make concours.
Condition 1: Good Condition in every respect, not potential concours winners. May lack history or originality but totally free from significant faults.
Condition 2: Basically sound cars capable of regular use with current MoT Certificate but would benefit from some attention.
Condition 3: Complete running cars in need of major work but drivable. Buyers beware!
Note… ‘Condition’ includes ‘functionality’ of item(s) or components, where deemed applicable.
MODEL CONCOURS Condition A1 Condition 1 Condition 2 Condition 3
J72 £35000 £32000 £30000 £20000 £15000+
DEVILLE (S) £45000 £40000 £35000 £25000 £18000+
DEVILLE (c) £70000 £60000 £50000 £37500 £25000
LIMA S1 £9000 £8000 £6000 £4000 £1500-£3500
LIMA S2 £10000 £9000 £7000 £5000 £1500-£3500
KALLISTA 1.6 £10000 £9000 £7000 £5000 £2000-£4000
KALLISTA 2.8L £12000 £11000 £9000 £7000 £2000-£4000
KALLISTA 2.9i £14000 £13000 £10000 £8000 £3000-£5000
Rio £10000 £9000 £7000 £5000 £2000-£3000
These values shown are for guidance only, based on current information including that supplied by both ‘buying’ & ‘selling’ Panther owners.
The majority of Panther Models would fall into the ‘Condition 1’ & ‘Condition 2’ categories’.