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.