Car Show Classics: Dutch Panhard Automobile Club, Ready For Their 2016 Spring Day Trip

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On sunday 17th april the Dutch Panhard Automobile Club started the 2016 trip season at a location nearby. French Panhards: rare and special, so you know you just have to be there. Well then, after a five minute drive -give or take a few minutes- I arrived at the hot spot with my little Canon camera.

The Panhard owners and their passengers had a tour in an adjacent museum, it was almost surreal to walk in a field with a collection of Panhard et Levassor (the company’s original name) automobiles and seeing only a handful of people during the time I spent there. Now let’s have a closer look at these specialties.

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The first one is this 1962 Panhard PL 17 Type L4.

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1964 Panhard PL 17 Type L9, which means it’s a break (a French wagon).

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A line-up of Panhard PL 17 models. The PL 17 model was built from 1959 to 1965.

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This one is a 1962 Panhard PL 17 Type L4 Tigre. Type L4 means the model years 1961 and 1962.

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Another 1962 Panhard PL 17 Type 4.

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The rear side of the line-up.

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The interior of a 1960 Panhard PL 17.

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1963Β RenΓ© Bonnet Missile.

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The automaker’s name and logo.

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1964 Panhard 24 BT. The 24 model, introduced in 1963, was a very modern and safe car in those days.

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1962 Panhard PL 17 Type L4 Tigre in a beautiful bright color.

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Obviously other countries have a Panhard club too.

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The face of a 1958 Panhard Dyna Z12.

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And its rear.

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1958 Panhard Dyna Z16. The 1954-1959 Dyna Z was the predecessor of the PL 17 model.

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Panhard 24 CT, the same model is parked next to it.

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1960 DB ( Deutsch et Bonnet ) HBR 5.

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1960 DB Le Mans.

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1966 Panhard 24 BT.

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1962 Panhard PL 17 Type L5, the very rare convertible.

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Magnifique !

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Now this is travelling in style !

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This splendid automobile is a 1933 Panhard et Levassor 6CS Type X72, equipped with a 2.5 liter 6-cylinder Knight-licensed sleeve valve engine.

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A more humble French car from the thirties is this 1939 Simca 8 with a 1.1 liter 4-cylinder engine.

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Also present, a 1979 Peugeot 504 convertible by Pininfarina.

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Meanwhile a 1983 Volkswagen T3 Caravelle with a 1.9 liter diesel engine was passing by.

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All in all, this was absolutely a worthwhile visit on a cool Sunday morning !

 

Paul’s History of Panhard is here