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« on: February 07, 2006, 10:22:17 PM »

Has anyone ever heard of a 1966 Panther? a friend of mine was at this guys house and under a tarp in his carport looked like a 67 camaro, but when he uncovered it, the factory emblems in the same style of writing as camero say Panther! So he ask the guy what was it? The car had a factory 4-speed, 6 cylinder with a large metal strap on top of the motor, 4 piston disc brakes, hidden headlights that the guy said were not like anything produced, not how they looked but how they were activated, tick tock tach, some kind of mag spinner wheels on it. The guy who owened it claimed it was a 1966 panther and that was his retirement.the car needs a total resto, and he claimed they made 18 of these. Could this be a car used on gm proving grounds or a motorama car to promote the camaro or early model that gm never destroyed? oh also it had astro ventilation without ac!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 10:40:26 PM »

Panther was the original name for the Camaro. They had some emblems made up and early prototypes had them on them. Mayby a rare find?
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 09:58:22 AM »

Indeed, a rare find!
Chevy put astro ventilation in the Camaro in 68.  If they had it in 66, I wonder why the 67 model had vent windows.  Maybe for the look?

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 01:49:14 AM »

What's the VIN and or trim tag data? That will tell us a whole lot.......

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 11:18:01 AM »

The only "Panther" was the 50 or so made by Gorrie Chevrolet in Toronto. All were either 327/275hp or 427 cars modified with suspension, wheels, brakes and other nice upgrades. All were painted black with gold deluxe interior. They also had gold nose stripes, gold rocker stripe and gold pinstripes. Not many are known to exist and none had 6 cylinders. These cars, in my opinion if found would be on a par or well above any 1967 Yenko made.

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