White lightning: 1960 Panhard CD

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The Panhard CD is a car designed by Charles Deutsch and built by Panhard from 1963 to 1965. It was the road going version of the car that raced he 1962 edition of Le Mans.

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Only 179 of these cars were built and indeed that’s a very rare car: its sleek profile was designed in collaboration with the aerodynamicist Lucien Romani: just like many experts of that era, they weren’t aware of the fact that a “Kamm tail” would have been much more aerodynamic.

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This particular car has been clearly often raced by its former owner: four Le Mans Classic and two podium are not bad at all. Indeed this is not a powerful car: it is pushed by an aircooled flat twin with a 1000 c.c. displaceent but, at th esame time, it’s extremely light: less than 546 kg (1,203.7 lb). Find it for sale at €100,000 (today $124,000) here in France.

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