Chassis Number: SA9KA21A0GB005107
Decoded: S=United Kingdom; A9=Panther West Winds Ltd.; KA=Kallista roadster; 21=2.3 Liter 4-cylinder; A=4-speed transmission; 0=Check digit; G=1986 model year; B=Brooklands assembly; 005107=Unit number
Engine: 2.3 Liter OHC 4-cylinder by Ford
2-barrel Carburetor/88 bhp
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
Odometer: 20,920 miles
Sporty Appearance and Performance
Unique and Attractive Styling
Open Air Motoring Enjoyment
The Model –Panther West Winds Ltd. has produced a wide range of automobiles over the years that have ranged from contemporary sedans to open two-seaters that beckon back to the days when only the bravest souls would climb behind the wheel of a sports car. The Kallista was produced from 1982 up to 1990 and proved to be quite popular with just under 1,440 examples produced. A wide variety of engines, sourced mainly from Ford of England, were found under the hoods of the Kallista, and with a wide range of options in both appearance and performance, each car could be custom built to suit the customer’s needs and desires. Using a combination of metal and glass fiber, construction was rugged and yet handsome, presenting a vehicle that resembled a bit of classic Jaguar XK with a bit of Morgan for a very unique and distinguished look.
The Car – This example appears to have been driven and enjoyed, but always well maintained, and showing just under 21,000 miles, it has a lot of life and miles to be experienced down the road. Finished in a deep gloss black, the car today wears its original paint as well as its gray cloth seats. Splashes of burgundy are found on the folding convertible top and the cover for the rear-mounted spare tire. A full assortment of gauges are mounted in the dash and surrounded by elegant wood facing with the contemporary steering wheel is emblazoned with the company’s logo, a mighty Puma created in honor of one of Panther’s first and most successful designs. Riding on a set of chrome wire wheels this Kallista is fitted with duo-tone chrome horns, accessory driving lights and in-dash stereo cassette and radio for the occupants entertainment. A very interesting car that is sure to turn heads and put smiles on the new owner’s face.