The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Panther Deville. We make the process of selling your Panther Deville quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Panther De Ville was designed by Robert Jankel and produced by the British carmaker Panther Westwinds Ltd between 1974 and 1985. It was assembled in Weybridge, England. It was a full-size luxury car styled on the Bugatti Royale. It had a big 4.2 or 5.3 litre engine. It came in top and convertible versions. Each car was hand built and a total of 46 saloons and 11 convertibles built.
The De Ville was available in body styles of 4-door saloon, 2-door convertible, 6-door limousine and a 2-door coupé. Powertrains included the 4.2 L Jaguar XK6 and 5.3 L Jaguar V12 engines. Transmissions included the 3-speed automatic and a 4-speed automatic. It had a very long 142.0 in (3,607 mm) wheelbase and a curb weight of 4,370 lb (1,982 kg).
The De Ville had an elegant carriage and a long sweeping hood that harkened back to the bygone days of Hollywood. This expensive hand-built car was a status symbol of the neuvo-riche in its time.
In popular culture, Cruella De Vil drove a black and white De Ville in the Disney film 101 Dalmatians. Elton John once also famously owned one, as did actor Oliver Reed. Only one 6 door limo was built and it was painted pink and gold.