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1949 Panther M100

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Lot No: 102•

1949 Panther M100
Frame no. 16166
Engine no. 9M178A

It is hard to miss a Panther M100, what with its so-called "Sloper" motor, in this case featuring a 600cc cylinder that looks like it might have been taken from a radial aircraft engine and has been described as "firing once every lamp post."

Used as a stressed member of the frame, the motor simply dominates any view of the bike.

Panthers were produced by Phelon & Moore (P&M) in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, and went by the ad slogan, "The Perfected Motorcycle."

Amazingly, the M100 would start its production run in 1932 with a girder fork and hardtail frame, and continue through 1963 with a telescopic fork and swingarm rear suspension. A 650cc M120 version soldiered on until 1967, when the company was dissolved.

To many eyes the 1949 model with its Dowty air/oil tele-fork and rigid rear end is the best-looking of the M100s. No speedster, the Panther had a hard time topping 75mph, but was renowned for its pulling power and many were hooked up to sidecars. It is an endearing motorcycle with a strong following and an active club network. The Panther offered here is an older restoration that has covered just under 20,000 miles in total.

Estimate: $9,000 - 12,000

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Property is Sold
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Type: Motorcycle, Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle
New or Used: Used
Year: 1949
Model: M100
Make: Panther
Price $9,000 USD
Price Info No Sale at the Auction - Did not sell.
Stock #: Lot # 102
Exterior Color: Black / Cream


Type & Features: Classic and Collector Motorcycles

For Sale at Auction

Auction Sale? Yes
Type of Auction Phone Bidding, Internet Bidding, On-site Registration, Retail Auction Event, Reserve Price
Auction Date 05/14/2011
Auction Time 2:00 PM PST
Location Quail Lodge, Carmel, California
Name of Auction Bonham's Collectors' Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
Auction Website

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Address 8205 Valley Greens Dr
City Carmel
State CA
Postal Code 93923
Country USA

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