1960 Panther Model 100 Standard 600cc
Priced at SOLD. Registered new by the Essex County Council to S. Dilley Motors Ltd, 374 Forest Road, E17, London , on the 26th of May 1960 (source - Essex Record Office). This big cat has had a fortunespent on it (piston, rings, clutch parts, gaskets, lock washers, valve guides, valve springs, oil pump parts, screw sets, nuts, bolts, side stand, oil feed pipes, gearbox sprocket, brake shoe springs, seat, wheel rims, exhaust system & too much more to mention). See photographs below showing new piston & clutch. The bike spent all its life in North East London & Essex before coming to Suffolk just a couple of years ago. History is in the form of the original buff logbook, a pile of Panther Owners Club spares advice notes for all the parts, other assorted papers & notes listing work. Comes with a reproduction spares book, a Pitmans 'Book of the Panther' & an Owners Handbook on CD. This fine big single is up & running, it will be for the new owner to finish off any jobs that need doing. Has the latest DVLA V5C registration document, is registered for free road tax & is MOT exempt.
NOTE: - It has Comes to our attention that certain people have commented that this Panther is not original & that it should have the full width interchangeable alloy hubs with the 8" x 1½" brakes. Having researched this we can now state that the half width hubs fitted to this machine are correct! The evidence is presented below in photographs of an original 1960 Panther foldout sales brochure. For 1960 there were two Model 100's available; the M100 Standard & the M100 Deluxe. If you read the description of the Model 100 you will see that it says the M100 Deluxe had the full width interchangeable alloy hubs with the 8" x 1½" brakes. If you read the specifications for the two machines you will note that the M100 Standard has an 7" x 1⅛" front brake & an 8" x 1" rear brake (clearly not interchangeable alloy hubs with different size brakes), while the M100 Deluxe has an 8" x 1½" front brake & an 8" x 1½" rear brake (interchangeable alloy hubs with the same size brakes). Also please note that the M100 Standard has a single port head, while the M100 Deluxe has a twin port head. We trust that any 'experts' will do their homework before disseminating false & inaccurate information!