1962 Panhard CD


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    98 475 km / 61 190 mi
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  • Competition car 
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The fantastic car is a rare 1962 Panhard CD. At the 2004 edition of Le Mans Classic aboard the CD64 prototype, its owner was amazed by the quality of the chassis and the prowess of the model. "I had a glare on the performance of the car with its small engine, I needed one to run at Le Mans Classic. Indeed, the CD plays its weak power by a heavy weight!

This CD was acquired in 2005 after this victory in 2004. An intense research work was undertaken by its last owner. Having published an ad entitled "Looking for a Panhard CD", an owner came forward out of curiosity. However, he did not wish to separate from his CD, a derisory offer was sent to him so that the latter agrees to separate. The buyer then rushed the same day, a monday in Cherbourg since Deauville to sign the assignment and avoid a change of opinion of the seller. The latter was disturbed by the rapidity of events, but kept his word by simultaneously presenting the night car in the rain. "The CD was beautiful, in a medium and complete working order".

Upon acquisition, the body was completely dismantled, the chassis redone, and all the mechanics. The restoration was carried out at the famous specialist Reynald Vercoutter, mechanic of the Panhard family and rider "Panhardiste" in historic rally. The chassis has been developed as the different participations in the Le Mans Classic with precise brake and suspension settings and studied over the course of events to make this CD less under-tacky by playing on tire pressures and adjusting harder at the front, adjustable Koni dampers. "A lot of tuning since 2005. To make it on vireux, it is under vireuse at the origin. We can still accentuate, which allows to go into corner drift without touching the brakes too much. Adjustment of suspensions. The brakes are vintage ones. The upholstery is the original except for the door panels that have been made to measure.

This car has participated in 5 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Classic by winning the performance index 3 times as it already did in 1962 at the 24h du Mans on the Competition model. This last edition, she finished first !

This model still beats records at the Le Mans Classic performance index as did the CD Competition models! The Panhard CD was designed at a time when racing cars had to be as beautiful as they were fast.


Thanks to a body entirely made of fiber as well as a very developed aerodynamics, this car shows exceptional performances, thanks to its very light weight. The Zagato-style roof boss, the slender stern, the front face cut to swallow the Hunaudières straight line and a narrower rear track, presentation of an exceptional car ...

Chassis and running gear
The Panhard CD has a Panhard PL17 chassis. The drum brakes of the CD are characterized by extended fins, which facilitates the cooling of Al Fin brand brakes. Like the Alpine A108 and A110, the Panhard CD has a steel frame welded to a central beam. At the front, it ends with a set of four tubes on which are fixed gear, as well as the direction and suspensions, all from the PL-17 sedan. A transverse beam forms the rear part which is connected to the central beam. The torsion bars and the arms are fixed on this rear transverse beam. With its rear lanes narrower than the front, it is the finesse of penetration into the air was preferred. The entire car then weighed less than 600 kilos, proof of the success of the concept of Charles Deutsch. Placed on the ground, the CD had a ground clearance of only 13 cm. The rack-and-pinion steering was known to the sedans, while the ETA drum brakes were unpublished. Contrary to what one might think of a sports car of this caliber, the driving wheels are the wheels ... before! The wheels are lined with Dunlop XAS FF 145 x 380 tires. The racing experience is still used in the series. Thus, it is thanks to the Panhard CD du Mans that the Panhard range will benefit from the new ETA drum brakes (Accelerated Thermal Evacuation). They are easily recognized by the external form. The drums are made of aluminum and are lined internally in cast iron.

The Cibié headlamps are also special designed specifically for this model. The reliability of the 848cc engine is a great asset to race in endurance events such as the 24H at Le Mans Classic.

Coach CD Panhard took over the Tiger engine from the PL-17 sedan. With 848 cm3, it was distinguished by its architecture: two flat cylinders cooled by air (with turbine Aérodyne double effect) as on a Citroën 2 CV. Powered by a Zenith 38 double-body carburetor, it developed 60hp SAE at 5,750 rpm (about 50hp DIN). A power certainly modest, but already very tidy for a sportswoman of only 580 kilos! The motorized sedan of the same mechanics, or even the 24 CT coupe weighed nearly 250 kilos more.

A four-speed mechanical gearbox with synchronized first was standard. The performance announced by the documentations of time indicated 160 km / h in maximum speed.


- Photo file available on request

- Searchable History

- Visible by appointment only, with a lift

- Possibility of delivery and export around the world

75016 Paris

Paul Boucher

Tel: +33

Mail: [email protected]



L’exemplaire présenté est une rare Panhard CD de 1962.

Lors de l’Édition du Mans Classic en 2004 à bord du prototype CD64, son propriétaire fut stupéfait par la qualité du châssis et par la prouesse du modèle. « J’avais eu un éblouissement sur les performances de la voiture avec son petit moteur, il m’en fallait une pour courir au Mans Classic ». En effet, la CD joue de sa faible puissance par un poids plume !

Cette CD fut acquise en 2005 après cette victoire en 2004. Un intense travail de recherche fut entrepris par son dernier propriétaire. Ayant fait paraître une annonce intitulée « Recherche Panhard CD », un propriétaire se manifesta par curiosité. Celui-ci ne souhaitant toutefois pas se séparer de sa CD, une offre dérisoire lui fut adressée afin que ce dernier accepte de s’en séparer. L’acheteur se précipita alors le jour même, un lundi à Cherbourg depuis Deauville pour signer la cession et éviter un changement d’avis du vendeur. Celui-ci fut troublé par la rapidité des événements, mais tint parole en présentant simultanément la voiture de nuit sous la pluie. « La CD était belle, en état de marche moyen et complète ».

Dès son acquisition, la caisse fut entièrement démontée, le châssis refait, ainsi que l’ensemble de la mécanique. La restauration fut effectuée chez le célèbre spécialiste Reynald Vercoutter, mécanicien de la famille Panhard et coureur « Panhardiste » en rallye historique.

Le châssis a été mis au point au fur et à mesure des différentes participations au Mans Classic avec un réglage des freins et des suspensions précis et étudié au fil des épreuves pour rendre cette CD moins sous-vireuse en jouant sur les pressions des pneus et en réglant plus dur à l’avant, les amortisseurs Koni réglables. « Beaucoup de réglage depuis 2005. Pour la rendre sur vireuse, elle est sous vireuse à l’origine. On peut encore accentuer, ce qui permet de passer en virage en dérive sans trop toucher les freins. Réglage de suspensions. Les freins sont ceux d’époque ». La sellerie est celle d’origine à l’exception des panneaux de portes qui ont été fait sur-mesure.

Cet exemplaire bat encore des records à l’indice de performance aux Mans Classic comme la faisaient les modèles CD Compétition !

Elle a participé à 5 éditions des 24 heures du Mans Classic en remportant à 3 reprises l’indice de performance comme elle le faisait déjà en 1962 au 24h du Mans. En 2018, cette Panhard CD à gagner à l’indice de performance par équipe, et a terminée à la première place de l’indice !

Conclusion, la Panhard CD a été conçue à une époque où les voitures de course avaient pour devoir d’être aussi belles que rapides.


- Dossier photo disponible sur demande
- Historique consultable
- Visible sur rendez-vous uniquement
- Livraison et exportation possible

75016 Paris
Paul Boucher
Tel : +33
Mail : [email protected]