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   1979 Panther / Lima Turbo by Westwinds in England

Vin # 53582BT
Engine: 4 cylindar 2200cc
Transmition: 4 speed Manual

History of the Red Panther

This is not a kit car. It's a collector's car made in 1979 by Panther Westwinds
in England. The engine is a Vauxhall, made by GM in England.
The model is a Lima Turbo. I was told by the 2nd owner,
a retired school teacher from Long Beach, California that the car was first purchased in
1981 by Suzanne Sommers. She gave or sold the car to her producer who
gave it to his college-aged daughter to use during summer vacations.
The car was stolen, recovered with some damage to the black "spoiler" under
the front of the car, and sat in a salvage yard for some months.

The Panther was discoverd by the retired school teacher who painted the
car red and was able to competely repair the car to its original condition.
(The fuel guage does not work) The Kenwood AM/FM tape deck works great.
Heater but no AC (just take the top down).
Because of how it was discovered, "salvage" now appears on the registration
papers for the car.

In 1990 my wife and I went to the auto center that used to sell Panthers
desiring to buy one, but were told that Panther Westwind no longer existed
as a company. The salesman saw an add in the paper for a Panther and
contacted us, so we went to Long Beach to see the car. It was love a first
sight- we bought the car on the spot.

The car has no difficulty passing the California smog test.
It has been maintained well with continuous insurance coverage.
The car runs well with only 20,557 original miles as of 10/20/03.

Why are we selling it?
Moving to Oregon with a need to settle some bills before the move.
It does have 2 dings on the hood and there is a paint defect also on
the hood - which can be easily fixed.

Some parts can be obtained here in the United States, the rest are carried by
a company in England.

We have kept the car in the garage for the 13 years that we have had it.
Such a fun car to drive and the lines are so beautiful.

We fear that we may never see such a lovely thing again and have very mixed
feelings about selling.

E-mail site for the panther:
Number in England is 011 44 1252540217. Remember the time difference

The car comes with the parts book which enables you to
get the correct part when needed.

Terms of Sale A $1,200.00 deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction
The remainder is due within seven (7) days of Auction end, and shall be paid directly to
the seller in the form of cash, cashiers check, or direct bank transfer to seller's account.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. We reserve the right to end
this auction early and sell this vehicle at any time if reserve has not been met, or the
auction has not ended.

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that have little time to deal with the sale of a vehicle. We come out to you and take about
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kind of presentation that you can see here. We place your car in the auction, and
manage the action for the seven days, answering all the e-mails with details about your
car to help the buyers make their bids. We'll find you a buyer with cash in hand, ready to
take your vehicle home with them. Once the cash is in your hands the deal is done.
It is up to the buyer to take or ship the car where ever they want.
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