Vintage R&T Review: Panther De Ville – A Panther of a Different Sort

The seventies were noted for the huge expansion in the automotive ne-classic retro movement, which started in 1963 with these drawings by Virgil Exner. It was a natural raction to the huge changes brought on in the industry, with cars’ design and engineering conforming to new regulatory demands, as well as societal changes, which were rather peaking at the time (the 60s were more of a foreshadowing; the 70s were the implementation). So cars like the Panther De Ville,harking back to the glorious late-twenties and early-thirties, were all the rage, except some were done much better than others. The De Ville clearly falls in the former category.