Bob Jankel set up his own company and started building his Panther cars, which were retro looking SS100 Jaguar in 1972. The mechanical components of the J72 were current Jaguar, and was an expensive car at £4,655, with all aluminium bodywork. The J72 was followed by a number of other projects including the Panther Lima in 1976 using Vauxhall Viva and Magnum mechanicals, this time clothed in a fiberglass body. The De Ville of 1974 was a 4 door prewar looking saloon giving homage to Bugatti, and a surprising number were sold up to 1985. By 1980 the company was in receivership and bought by new Korean owners who kept Jankel on as Director. The J72, Lima and DeVille resumed production to be joined later by the Panther Brooklands and the Panther Kalista, which was the updated Lima.

Tyre size for Panther cars:

Panther J72 was fitted with tyre size 205/70VR15

Panther Lima was fitted with either 13" or 14" wheels, taking either 185/70R13 or 185/70R14 tyres

Panther Kalista was fitted with 185/70VR13

See full details of all these high speed rated tyres below:

Blockley Products for Panther

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£174.00 (£208.80 inc. VAT)