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bcmiller

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Panther concept - 4 headlights
« on: February 22, 2023, 11:21:58 PM »
Saw these pics on one of the Camaro Facebook pages.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2023, 12:18:35 AM »
Lol
It looks like the Night Janitor took a Sharpie and added the Hood Trim in the middle of the Shift,,,,,,,,
Cool photo.

Imagine F Body history "Panther" & the Ad possibilites,,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2023, 08:58:59 AM »
At this point  - still just a concept car.  I donít know the date but guessing early 1966.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2023, 12:38:22 PM »
I believe those photos were also in the "The Great Camaro" book by Michael Lamm which I'm sure were pulled from Chevrolet archives.  I have the book and could scan in the pages if interested.  Photo pulled from an eBay ad.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2023, 03:45:40 PM »
I believe those photos were also in the "The Great Camaro" book by Michael Lamm which I'm sure were pulled from Chevrolet archives.  I have the book and could scan in the pages if interested.  Photo pulled from an eBay ad.

Your memory is correct.  That picture appears on page 21.  The caption states, "'Oil-cooler' hood louvers for SS were originally intended to be functional, but water leaked in.  Early RS grill beamed lights directly through grids."
Scott
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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2023, 05:44:06 PM »
I have that book and probably just about every Camaro book with data in it. I will look later to see if I can add any more information.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2023, 05:51:43 AM »
Surprised no one mentioned how far apart the louvers are. I kinda like it. Michael's book is great!

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2023, 06:20:09 AM »
It's got "FANGS"
Odd styling front bumper gaurds.

LOL
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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2023, 05:57:11 AM »
LOL, that's the thing about concept cars.

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2023, 07:05:47 PM »
I kind of like the 4 headlights look. 

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2023, 07:42:57 PM »
Does anybody know why Square headlights were not allowed back then?

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2023, 10:37:07 PM »
Rear bumper guards on the front as a concept!

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2023, 06:35:26 AM »
Not just concept cars. Photo courtesy of Scott- SMKZ28.

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Re: Panther concept - 4 headlights
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2023, 07:22:53 AM »
Does anybody know why Square headlights were not allowed back then?

It had to do with federal regulations. It wasn't until the mid 70's that rectangular headlights were approved for production use. I think it was an effort to get all manufacturers on the same page for US use.