Brief History of my Panther

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Brief History of my Panther

Postby Panther » Mon May 21, 2012 9:15 pm

My Panther, a 1936 M100 model was built by Gerald Hollis in 2007.

Herewith a couple of pics from the building process when i would go and visit her during the process.
I went to his house to see some of the other bikes he and his son had and i was smitten by the lines of the Panther on the bench. This was the first time i had ever seen a Panther and knew nothing about the bike, but i liked the lines of the bike with the sloper engine and knew i wanted this bike.

A phone call a couple of days later confirmed the price and a deposit was paid. About 6 months later i took delivery of my beautiful bike.

Love at first sight :-)
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almost there:
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her first outing:
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After a dismal DJ in 2008, it was time for the 1000 Bike show where after much love, the Panther walked away with best newcomer for 2008.
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we've done a couple of rallies and events together, and i love every moment of it.

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is she a thing of beauty or what:
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and then i put a sidecar on her so my wife could join in the fun :-)
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to be continued ...
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby Jaws » Tue May 22, 2012 7:11 am

Hi "Panther",

Great post, and pics.

How about some technical specs, also serial numbers and her year of birth, etc

cheers
Jaws
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby Dustdonkey » Tue May 22, 2012 8:00 am

Stunning bike! Type of thing that'll cause me to make an accident in traffic when I see it.
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby dappermuis » Tue May 22, 2012 8:08 am

What a beautiful machine Panther!

PM me, and i will send you the details of the guy i know that also has one, i am sure it is a close knit community in SA
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby ratrap » Tue May 22, 2012 8:58 pm

What a lekker looking bike!
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby EdKirkwood » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:32 pm

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Love my Panther
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Hi Panther
Here is my 1932 M100 with a 1949 engine, just about ready for the road.
I have a '32 engine as well which needs an overhaul and which I would like to fit sometime.
I'd like to know how many there are left in SA. Anyone know?
Also have a Busmar double-adult sidecar which is the size of a double-decker bus! Might give that a miss.
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby Panther » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:54 pm

Your panther looks god Ed!

You need to put in the 32 motor so you can do the DJ.
In the past couple of years there have always been 3 panthers on the DJ Run and i have seen a classic on the Fairest Cape Tour as well.

So there are couple floating around. At VMC there are a couple of members with Panthers, more like the 250 and 350 bikes, so they are around.
Can you post some pics of that sidecar :)
Panthers are awesome at pulling a sidecar!

On one of the fairest cape tours, my clutch was s;lipping going up Franschoek pass, i stopped to adjust and by the time i got back on the road i was about 10 minutes late.
At lunch, one of the marshals came up to me and told me he was behind me and we were doing 105km/ph (this was with Sidecar). Wife looked me up and down a bit, but she thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby EdKirkwood » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:20 am

Hi
This is the sidecar. It still need further restoration but fortunately I have all the bits.
With 10 bikes, 1 Busmar sidecar, a 1932 Austin, a Dart plus the arbitrary daily transport, working space does become challenging!
Cheers
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby Panther » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:55 am

That Busmar sidecar is awesome.

If ever you decide to dispose of it, please let me know.
You should try and get hold of a copy of The Panther Story. Very informative book on the panthers and these sidecars were made for that bike.

Cheers
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Re: Brief History of my Panther

Postby Mr9a » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:43 pm

That panther looks absolutely amazing great work!

I have never seen one in person only pics.

Also what is mounted on your handle bars the big square thing?GPS? :D
Looking for a project to tackle so if anyone is selling or know of someone please let me know asap!

Looking for any BSA or Triumph to restore.
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