Panhard et Levassor CD Le Mans 

  • 1962
Four cars with fibreglass and polyester bodywork were built (chassis nos 102-105) and test-driven at Le Mans.
Three cars took part in the 24 Hours in 1962: n°53 (chassis n°103): Guilhaudin/Bertaut - 1st, Index of Performance n°54 (chassis n°104): Lelong/Henrioud - abandon sur sortie de route n°55 (chassis n°105): Boyer/Verrier - abandon (engine problem, as the engine had been set 'very low' to win the Energy Efficiency Index) Story by Articurial.

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Panhard et Levassor CD Le Mans
They had Tigre engines reduced to 702cc, and prepared by Le Moteur Moderne (MM) with a view to Index classifications (Performance/Energy Efficiency).
Paul Panhard gave the green light at the end of January, and a technical team set to work urgently to produce five prototypes (nos 101-105) with mechanics and aerodynamics engineers from Le Moteur Moderne and coachbuilders Chappe & Gessalin (future constructors of the CG), involved in manufacturing the laminated plastic bodywork, with Panhard supplying the mechanical elements.

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Brand Panhard et Levassor
Type of car Race car
Year 1962


Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Fuels Gas
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