CD 1000 Hampe Paris
95 400 km
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Panhard, or "Poaar" in French, formerly Panhard et Levassor, was probably the most innovative car brand of all. The manufacture of automobiles began as early as 1890 and they always surprised us with their own ideas.
The first car with a front engine was built in 1891, the fastest car with a valveless valve engine was presented in 1926, the Panoramique model with curved glass was presented in 1934, 1936 the Dynademique90_cc78-5c1c1-5cf58d_ model 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ mit 6-cylinder valve engine, monocoque steel body, central steering, aerodynamic shape and rear indicators. From 1946 the focus was on economical 2-cylinder high-performance engines with valve closure via torsion bars. From 1954 the first mass-produced car with a self-supporting aluminum body was built and in 1962 the CD model was introduced, a sports car of unprecedented efficiency. The company was so innovative that even Citroën was keen on Panhard's know-how and bought the company in 1965. Many Panhard technologies then migrated to Citroën models and the Panhard brands were abandoned in 1967.
Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet were two designers who developed Panhard-based sports and racing cars and sold them under their own brand DB for Deutsch-Bonnet. DB was so successful, that in 1954 they competed with 750 cc small supercharged two-cylinder engines against racing cars from Mercedes with three-liter six-cylinder engines and Ferrari with 2.5-liter twelve-cylinder engines. Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet were an unbeatable team for around 25 years. In 1961 there was a rift between Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet. René Bonnet relied on the mid-engine concept and Renault Gordini engines and continued to run the DB company under the name René Bonnet.
Charles Deutsch remained loyal to Panhard and developed the Panhard CD models. On July 25, 1962, the first duel between a Panhard CD and a René Bonnet Djet took place at the Nürburgring. The CD was in front, but then failed because of a slick of oil. On June 24, 1962, the Panhard CD was able to beat the René Bonnet Djet and was the first to cross the finish line. The René Bonnet company was eventually acquired by Matra in 1964 and probably the most prominent person to fly a Djet was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin.
In 1962, Panhard presented the CD Dyna racing sports car at the Paris Motor Show
Two-cylinder engine with 701 ccm and "only" 60 hp on the Hunaudiéres straight in Le Mans at 204.8 km/h
was measured. The car with a drag coefficient of 0.17 was considered an efficiency miracle and in the class up to
850cc as unbeatable. Almost everything about the car was different from others - tous le diff6rent des autres.
In order to save weight, the engine is designed as a supporting part of the frame, the rims consist only of rims that are mounted directly on the outside of the brakes, the outer skin of the body is made of GRP, the roof has a "negative crease" in the middle around the to keep the overall height low, the tail is particularly long to keep air resistance low, the rear wheels are covered, the two-cylinder Panhard engines were fitted by Hampe in Paris with, among other things, dual ignition, two dual carburettors and modified valve control.At a constant speed of 70 km/h h consumption of 3.7 L/100 km was measured and at a constant speed of 100 km/h consumption of 4.3 L/100 km.After six prototypes with chassis numbers 101 to 105, series production began with number 106. Of the 179 series cars 122 were sold as a GT model (top speed 165 km/h) and 57 as a Rally model (top speed 180 km/h) After the serial number 284 it was over again because Panhard was in extreme financial difficulties and was taken over by Citroën.
We got this Panhard CD from Switzerland. The car with chassis number 114 is the ninth series vehicle of 179. It was delivered directly from Panhard to Rennmotorenbau Hampe in Paris on May 27, 1964. A CD GT cost 15,500 francs in 1963 and the Hampe tuning package III cost an additional 6,500 francs. So our vehicle cost 22,000 francs at the time. For comparison, a Peugeot 404 sedan, a car that competed with Mercedes, cost 10,550 francs at the time. Hampe's tuning package lll includes, among other things, an increase in displacement to 997 ccm, two double carburettors, different control times, a special oil pump and a longer gear ratio. The engine output increased to 70 hp and with a drag coefficient of 0.22 the coupé could be accelerated to over 200 km/h. Our vehicle is described in various books about Panhard and its history is well known. In 1985 the car was on the stage in the German TV show "One will win" by Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff.
The car was restored in 1983 and from then on only driven and cared for by enthusiasts. The car has a FIVA passport and it was zo16 entrant in the Le Mans Classic. The condition is rated at least z+. The vehicle comes with a "Leitz folder" with all imaginable information about this car, including all setting values. The sound of the engine is phenomenal and our test drives with the projectile, which weighs only 580 kg, had potential for addiction.
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