This Panhard Dyna X86 Cabriolet with a 750 cc engine gave 'acte de presence' at the old-timer event in Leek. When you see the photos you don't have to explain to anyone that it is a car to cherish and that also applied to its peers on the stand: A Panhard PL 17 model 'grandluxe' from 1961 and a pre-war Panhard X72 6CS Spécial from 1933 .
By: Dirk de Jong
The Panhard Panhard Dyna X86 Cabriolet is the 'Sprint' model with a larger carburettor and more power. Frank bought it in 2004 and after a few years of restoration pleasure the car was ready to beautify the Dutch road again (2007).
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Panhard – formerly Panhard et Lavassor – is one of the oldest car brands in the world. They built all kinds of cars, from small passenger cars, sports and racing cars to luxury cars. Competition in the automotive world became increasingly fierce and in 1955 the company was taken over by Citroën. The curtain fell for the historic Panhard brand in 1967.
Panhard Automobile Club Netherlands
The curtain did not fall for the real enthusiasts of these French voitures. In 1968 a club founded to represent the interests of the Panhard drivers in the Netherlands. This concerns the supply of spare parts, organizing events and giving technical advice, but also the conviviality and friendships within the club.
What is Frank's passion?
The origin of passion is different for all of us. For Frank it is a good memory of the past, the restoration, a nice drive and participating in international meetings, but also the use of the classic for holidays is the south of France and Italy. There is great mutual involvement in the club with no fewer than 160 members. That is a kind of bond with the classic that cannot be expressed in money. As former chairman of the Panhard Automobielclub Nederland, he thinks it is great that a relatively small group of people enthusiastically shape the club.
Frank: “I have owned this rare Panhard Dyna X86 Cabriolet for a while (17 years!) and enjoy all the experiences and adventures. These memories make life without my Panhard unthinkable. I cherish the Dyna X86, especially all the temptations of the design appeal to me. Surely the voluptuous curve should arouse everyone's interest?”
It is clear that we are dealing with a true Panhard enthusiast. The article is a tribute to this special appearance, the Panhard Dyna X 86 Cabriolet from 1951.