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1976-1982 PANTHER Lima specifications

1976-1982 PANTHER Lima specifications Classic and Performance Car

With its Morgan-ish looks, and Vauxhall Magnum floorpan and 2279cc slant-four engine, the Lima was significantly cheaper than its stablemates and could even be ordered through some Vauxhall dealerships. The glassfibre bodywork surrounding an MG Midget centre section made it lightweight and well-behaved, while the 108bhp on offer meant good performance, although even more was offered by the turbocharged variant of 1978. The MkII from 1979 had a box section chassis. A total of 918 were constructed up until the end of manufacture in 1982.

Production

  • Production:
    897
  • Price at launch:
    £8,997
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,250
  • Price (good):
    £5,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,250
  • Price (project):
    £1,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.7secs
  • Top speed:
    107.0mph
  • Power:
    108.0bhp
  • Torque:
    138.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3759mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2464mm
  • Width:
    1631mm
  • Height:
    1270mm
  • Weight:
    862kgs

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