1961 Panhard PL-17 Base 0.8L NO RESERVE!!!
Price: US $615.00 Item location: Sonora, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: PL-17
- Type: U/K
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1961
- VIN: 2000727
- Engine size: 0.8L 850CC 52Cu. In. H2 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 2
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Drive type: U/K
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Other Makes PL-17Up for Auction at NO RESERVE is a 1961 Panhard PL-17. This is quite a unique car. Its my understanding that there were only 200 in Northern America making this a very rareopportunity to own something none of your neighbors have at a very affordable price. This is a small four door French car, he front two doors are suicide doors. This is a full on project, ou'll need to find parts to finish it. I'm not sure of the condition of the air cooled engine. I blew off the dust rinsed it off lightly. I do have 4 of the hubcaps also with the car. its mostly all there. all the glass is in great shape. aluminum bumpers and trim are there and in usable condition. There is a hole in one of the floor boards but the rest looks just fine. I've attached some research on the car so you can read a little bit about it. Pleasedon't hesitate to ask for more pictures or information.
I bought it from a local guy in our small townwho's owned it for 30 plus years. Hedidn't have a title for it so it comes with a bill of sale only. Again this is a NO RESERVEauction. good luck
The Panhard PL 17 is an automobile made by the French manufacturer Panhard from 1959 until 1965. Presented on June 29, 959, s successor to the Panhard Dyna Z, he PL 17 was developed from the older car, ut with an even more streamlined body than its predecessor.
PL17 Panhards are interesting and quirky in the way only a 60’s French car could be, ith mostly aluminum construction, WD, everse clam shell doors and more.
The model's name was derived from "PL" for "Panhard et Levassor" (the original full name of the company), ith the "17" coming from the sum of 5+6+6, eing 5 CV (fiscal horses, n the French power rating system) plus 6 for the car's six seats, lus 6 for the car's economy of 6 L/100 km (47 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US) .
Initially, he car continued to use the engines of the Dyna Z, oth of 851 cc. The standard one gave 42 hp (31 kW) (DIN), he "Tigre" gave 50 hp (37 kW) (DIN). The engines are twin-cylinder air-cooled "boxer" types, ounted with the gearbox at the rear and the two exhausts at the front. Beginning in July 1960, he engines decreased in capacity to 848 cc (to suit tax limits at 850 cc in many markets), ith power remaining as before. SAE horsepower claims were 50 hp (37 kW), nd 60 hp (45 kW), espectively.
The front wheels are driven through a four-speed gearbox with column shift, ith synchromesh on the upper three gears. Suspension at the front is provided by two transverse leaf springs, nd at the back by three torsion bars each side.
The standard car weighs approximately 805 kg (1,775 lb), nd the Tigre 830 kg (1,830 lb). This light weight combined with the car's streamlining (with a coefficient of drag said to be Cd 0.26) allows for top speeds of 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph) for standard sedans and 145 kilometres per hour (90 mph) for the Tig
It is possible to remove the back bench to enlarge the already considerable luggage space to 527 litres (18.6 cu ft). This space was available from model year 1964, hen the spare wheel was moved from beneath the luggage space to under the bonnet, here it fits around the air filter. This is possible because the wheels have no centre — that is formed by the finned aluminum brake drums.
In 1961 a Panhard PL 17 won the Monte Carlo Rally. Evidence that this was no mere fluke came from the PL 17s that took second and third places, howing that a lightweight car with an 850 cc engine could be more than a match for heavier cars with more muscular power units.