Thread: Panther Solo 2
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:34 AM
Slowboy Slowboy is offline
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csl177, your comment on pricing is absolutely right, based on the combination of market conditions, competition, marque reputation and the inconsistent quality of the customer cars meant that it was too highly priced for the time. Interestingly, when the car debuted at the Frankfurt motorshow in 1987 the anticipated selling price was 28k, but problems in productionising the car resulted in the increased in price.

Unfortunately, the Solo 2 was probably always destined to fail, as I have read that the complexity of the glass / kevlar / aluminium honeycomb / epoxy and steel passenger cell resulted in the production costs of this item alone being in the region of 75k! or 35k more than the final selling price of the car. Sadly and not surprisingly the Solo 2 was the last model Panther ever made.
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