The Panthermobile

The Joy of the Drive

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The Panthermobile was built in 1969 for the cartoon series ‘The Pink Panther’ and is probably the most flamboyant stand out of all the tv show and movie cars.

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This special limousine was designed by Ed Newton and the construction was a collaboration between Dan Woods, Joe Bailon and Bill Hines. 

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It was built on an Oldsmobile Tornado chassis for the then $100,000. It measured 7 metres long and had the driver compartment at the very front.

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Because of the shape and length of the car it had no mirrors but a camera mounted at the rear and a black and white tv screen in with  the driver.

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The 7 litre Oldsmobile V8 engine, was mounted right behind the driver’s head, drove the front wheels.29266477784_68c754a325_b

The rear compartment is accessed by large right side upward and downward opening door. Inside is a shag covered day bed, square tufted upholstery, sone…

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