- Rare convertible version
- High efficiency motor
- First production car in aluminum
Presented in 1946 at the Paris Motor Show, at the same time as the Renault 4CV, of which it was to be one of the biggest rivals, the Dyna X broke the tradition of Panhard high-end vehicles. Indeed, the brand realized that to last after the war, it would have to market a mass-produced car. In 1943, engineer Jean-Albert Grégoire presented to the French manufacturers an aluminum car with the aim of promoting this material in automobile construction. As part of the Pons Plan, Panhard will sign an agreement with the engineer to resume development of his prototype. The Dyna X will thus be the first production car with an all-aluminum body. Mechanically, its steel frame will receive an air-cooled 610 cc flat twin engine. This engine is quite revolutionary for the time since it offers very high efficiency. It is associated with a 4-speed gearbox. Its bodywork is very original, its rather baroque style will earn it the nickname of "Louis XV". Produced from 1946 to 1953 the Dyna X will receive several body styles, in addition to its sedan version it will be available in a convertible version or even a station wagon and a van. Its engine will also undergo successive evolutions seeing its power increased from 22 to 42 hp with its GS 850 S Sprint engine. Its aluminum body and low weight will allow it to travel between 100 and 130 km / h. The Dyna X won many competition victories and its engine and chassis will serve as the basis for several artisanal manufacturers. In the end, 42,000 copies of Dyna X will be manufactured in 8 years.
Our Dyna X87 is a convertible version first registered on March 26, 1953. Restored a few years ago, its bodywork has been repainted and the upholstery and soft top have received a complete repair. Mechanically, it is equipped with a 1617 engine which will require a restart. In the convertible version and with its four seats, this charming car will be your partner of choice for your family outings as soon as spring returns.
Aguttes – Auction House in Paris
The Autumn Sale 2020 / 13th of December