One of the first cars to offer seat belts (as optional), the Panhard 24 (24 BT was the longer wheel version and the 24 CT was the shorter wheel version) was produced for 3 years from 1964 by the French automobile marque Panhard (originally Panhard et Levassor).
Originally launched as a compact 2-door coupe, this model also had a longer version that came as a 2-door and a 5-door saloon. The car was modern for its time, with the provision of moving the front seat backwards as well as raising its height (which all modern cars today have as a standard feature). It also had a standard heater and a vanity case for those evening parties.
With a front-mounted air-cooled engine, this car was easy to maintain given its simple technology (the engine was a design from the 40’s). One of the innovations in design was the provision of twin headlights that were covered by a single glass cover that Citroen (who were the later owners) also borrowed for one of their models.
Over 10,000 of the Panhard 24 BT were produced during the years 1964–1967.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Red / Black|