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1964 LM CD-Panhard's in period name ?


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#1 arttidesco

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 21:48

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Looking at the Goodwood FOS programe the vehicle above is referred to as a CD-Panhard 3, yet on this link the sister vehicle is referred to as a CD-Panhard LM64.

Wondering if anyone confirm the proper name, from a period source LM programme or contemporary race report, for this type ?

Relevant answers maybe credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:22

My only French source for the race, Edmond Cohin's L'Historique de la Course Automobile, lists them as CD3-Panhards

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:19

Thank you David :-)

#4 RCH

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:07

Would it be stating the obvious to suggest that CD regarded it as CD-Panhard 3 but since it was intended for Le Mans 1964, press and public tended to refer to it as CD-Panhard LM64? Bit like Jaguar XK120C becoming "C" Type or "new competion Jaguar" becoming "D" Type.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:34

Would it be stating the obvious to suggest that CD regarded it as CD-Panhard 3 but since it was intended for Le Mans 1964, press and public tended to refer to it as CD-Panhard LM64? Bit like Jaguar XK120C becoming "C" Type or "new competion Jaguar" becoming "D" Type.


Yes Rod. I suppose that is what I am trying to work out what the car was entered as and what the press referred to it as, on racingsportscars.com the chassis numbers are given as #64/1 & #64/2 I wonder if these are 'press' numbers ?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:36

Those sports racers of the 1960s really had character.
Looking at the low front 'mudguards' I wonder what its turning circle was like?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:40

Those sports racers of the 1960s really had character.
Looking at the low front 'mudguards' I wonder what its turning circle was like?


It might have trouble negotiating the new roundabout at the bottom of the Mulsanne Straight, but chassis 1 is said to be road legal so it can't all be bad. :rolleyes: