: looking for Info on the 67 Black Panther
Dec 31st, 03, 05:44 PM
I am new to the site, and owner of a 1967 Camaro. I want to clone my car like one of the original Black Panther cars. Does anyone have pics or info That might be able to help me make the restoration as authentic as possible? Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Dec 31st, 03, 05:52 PM
That is a cool car. I have a business associate in Toronto who had one when new. He talks about everytime we meet up. I think his memory is fading though. Here is a link
Jan 1st, 04, 01:11 AM
I have been to this site and feel in love with this car but have had no luck on reaching the Owners of this car hope to get some info about it like the 007 dash stuff and emblems stuff like that or if some one can help me find out BOB&Lorraine Simonen phone # Iwould love to call and talk with them about it. just hoping some one here would know more about it than what is in the web site on that car. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP I need it KC
Jan 1st, 04, 10:31 AM
they put Ford wheels on them....
Jan 1st, 04, 11:53 AM
Didn't AMC and Mopar also use magnum wheels in the late 60's ?
Jan 1st, 04, 12:03 PM
Not sure about AMC but Mopar definetly used Magnum 500's. I dont think Ford started using them until late 69 early 70's
Did some Checking Ford used the Magnum 500's from 69 to 73, In 69 they were only available on the Boss 302 as an Option in chrome. Standard M 500 was Argent Colored.
So that means that Ford used Chevy Rims graemlins/hurray.gif
Jan 1st, 04, 03:52 PM
It seems the car could be duplicated for the most part, but good luck getting the "Black Panther" emblems for the front fenders & rear tailpan.
Beautiful car! graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Jan 1st, 04, 05:44 PM
Here a pic!
http://www.8ballracing.com/blackpanther2.jpg Hope this helps.
Jan 1st, 04, 07:19 PM
Now THAT has got to be the rarest Camaro ever built......and I never even knew it existed :eek: :cool:
Jan 1st, 04, 08:31 PM
i have always associated the Magnum 500 wheels with Ford. old Mustangs had them, my 78 LTDII has them in a 14X7 size, and now the new Mustangs have an "updated" version of them on the Mach 1's i think.
not that i don't like them, it's just that they scream "Ford" to me. does anyone even make them with a GM bolt pattern? my Summit and Jeg's catalog only show the puny Ford/Mopar 5X4.5 pattern.
Jan 1st, 04, 09:13 PM
I was looking at the "red line" tires he has on his car. I didn't know those were still avaliable. I wonder where he got them from :confused:
Jan 2nd, 04, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by garfield:
I was looking at the "red line" tires he has on his car. I didn't know those were still avaliable. I wonder where he got them from :confused: Coker tires has them. They have catalogs. You should see the tires they carry. Just about any retro tire detroit ever put on a factory car, back to model A's.
Hey, this is the 21st century. You can get anything you want except a tax break & respect. LOL ;)
Jan 2nd, 04, 03:41 AM
Its the same wheel as our SS wheels just chromed not painted with a 4.5 bolt pattern for Ford , Mopar & AMC. There is a 4.75 GM pattern chromed wheel used on Oldsmobiles started in 1965 or 66 they were called Super Stock wheels put on 442s.Thats probably what the Panther wheels are.If you sandblast the chrome off and paint them you have a super sport wheel.
Jan 2nd, 04, 03:52 AM
The Magnum 500 rim was available in the late 60 with the GM bolt pattern (I think you could get them at Goodyear tire dealers). My car had a set on it for almost 30 years (original owner put then on in '67). I still have them (14x7).
Jan 2nd, 04, 04:26 AM
I guess I need to ask my Canadian buddy if he has any pictures of his black panther. He said he had a big block automatic but he was not sure if it was a 396 or 427. That was the only muscle car he ever owned and he is not much of an old car enthusiast so his remembered accuracy may not be there. He says that the car was scary fast and he could not drive it in rain or snow. He sold the car in the early 70's to a guy from Montreal.
Jan 3rd, 04, 01:27 AM
Thanks to all ove you who are tring to help me out I truly love this Car and I hope to make mine as close to the real thing as I can.
I love these Cars and think it is great to see others willing to take time to dig around for info to help me out THANKS VERY MUCH!! I am hoping to find someone who has one or to get a contact number to BOB & Lorraine Simomen about their car then maybe I can get some Detail Pictures of the car.
or maybe find out if the Dealership is still around Gorries Downtown Chevrolet in Toronto.
Thanks all Keith C (Black Panther) what a Rare Cat!
Jan 3rd, 04, 09:39 AM
the Magnum 500 wheel looks similar in concept to Chevelle/Camaro SS wheels (5 spokes), but in reality, they are totally different. the spokes are shaped different,as is the center where the cap goes on, but you sometimes need to see them side by side to see the differences.