1936 Panhard et Levassor

Dynamic 140 berline X77

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    221182
  • Lot number 
    35
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

Unregistered

- Original and rare model
- Central driver's position
- 2.9-litre engine
- No reserve

The particular shape of this Panhard Dynamic could win a prize for originality. The wraparound body with fairings for the front and rear wheels has a highly unusual profile for a touring car. Contrary to what one might think, the weight of this motor car was not especially heavy due to the build technique : it had a monocoque body with relatively sophisticated suspension. Another unusual detail : it featured three seats at the front, with the driver sitting in the middle, the best position for maximising visibility.
In the 140 version on offer, the car was fitted with a 'valveless' engine (licence Knight) of 2.9-litres, that was renowned for being quiet and smooth. The car is relatively complete, and the bumpers and spare wheel cover will be delivered with it. The sills show signs of corrosion, but the car merits being saved, especially as it is rare: there were only around 1,000 examples of the Dynamic 140 produced, all versions together. The registration 782 AX 79 showing on the car corresponds to the year 1955.