Here is a French oddball you don’t see often. A 1958 Panhard Dyna Z and although we realize it won’t get you anywhere quick, we wanted to feature it because of its one of a kind design. This one has seen better days, but might still be savable. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $200 and a BIN of $3,000. French cars are always unique and this Panhard is no different…
With a face only a mother could love, the Panhard Dyna was very advanced when it came out. It was designed to be a lightweight people hauler. Sadly this year does not feature the aluminum body, but it is still light when compared to other cars in the same class. This car does include the aluminum bumpers and looks to be very complete. The body looks rough, but the seller claims the the floors are solid and that it ran when parked.
This little two cylinder never put out much power but Panhard claimed that it could take this car up to 90 mph and haul around six people. We doubt it could do both at the same time, but who knows? We would want to see if the engine would turn over by hand before bidding. If the seller’s claims that the car was running and is low mileage are true, then it may be possible to get it running again with some work.
The interior is dirty, but may cleanup. We love the column mounted gauges and bright blue upholstery. It looks like this car has a manual column shifted transmission. We are not sure what that knob below the shifter is though. Has anyone here ever driven one of these? We assume that people either loved or hated these things when they hit the market. We love it though for its character and innovation.