|Don's Vintage Cats
Restoration Of 1968 Panther 500 Hirth
cleaned, welded, painted & ready to go
New crank seals
1 new piston & rings
|Restoration started in April 2003.
Progress is being made, using
re-chromed handle bars and levers, rear
bumper assembly zinc coated,
NOS belly pan side panels and a
reproduction center panel.
The hood has been repaired and painted
and has reproduction decals.
The seat sponge has been reproduced and
covered with new yellow leopard vinyl
Now, all it takes is time to put it all
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|Page created May 29/2003 & updated October 11/2008
Engine in place
Drivers & Muffler ready
|Working with and fitting this engine has been a real challenge.
I can only imagine the problems AC had when they were attempting to "shoehorn" this
engine into a chassis that was designed for single or twin cylinders in-line engines.
Clearance on both front and rear is zilch.
Applying the finishing touches
Son, Darrell, giving a hand
1968 Panther 500 Hirth Opposed
Production Number unknown