The Panther J72: Neoclassic looks with Jaguar XJ power | Car Catcher

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If less than 400 examples of a sports car are produced, you’d consider that exclusive and at least somewhat desirable, right? But what about if it’s a Neoclassic recreation car?

Enter the Panther J72. The first car produced by Surry, United Kingdom-based Panther Westwinds, the retro-designed car was produced from 1971-1981, and combined pre-war looks with power coming from either the XK inline-six or the Jaguar V12 from the XJ.

This 1973 Panther J72 shows only 4750 miles and comes powered by a 4.2-liter XK straight-six mated to a four-speed manual transmission.

Find this 1973 Panther J72 for sale from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars for $44,900.

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SSpro
SSpro New Reader
11/22/21 2:53 p.m.

I own a 1976 J72. These are really good cars - beautifully crafted and good mechanicals. The Jag XK 6 cylinder is bullet proof and can be tuned to Euro spec where legal. It's possible to get 245 hp out of this 2300 pound aluminum rocket. Great investment.

wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
11/24/21 12:00 p.m.

A friend owns one. The stock XJ6 engine is a tad gutless but that can be addressed if one cares.

Here is a pic of the J72, my 1957 MGA Jamaican (3.4 V6 GM engined) and my friends TR3 that he split, widened and stuck a 4 cylinder Nissan 2.4 engine in.  Obviously not a group of originality fanatics....

 

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