1975 Panther Rio

Car Specs

1975 Panther Rio

Information

Panther

Panther

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 6184

Production Total: 35

Build Start: 1975

Last on sale: 1977

Drive System:

The Panther Rio was always destined to fail. It was a good idea by Robert Jankel to launch a car that offered top-drawer luxury in a more manageable package, but the execution was spoiled by the fact that the Rio too closely resembled the car it was based on – the Triumph Dolomite. The body was re-skinned in hand-beaten aluminium, and that pushed the price up to such a degree that for the cost of a Rio Especiale you could buy a Jaguar XJ12 and still have some money left over. A surprising number of the original 35 still survive, and good ones are sought after.

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Specifications

General
  • 1975
  • Rio
  • 1977
Dimensions
  • 1100kg
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Performance
  • 127bhp
  • 9.6s
  • 2
  • 124lb/ft
  • 115mph
Prices
  • €6184
Other
  • 35