Important Oddity: ’59 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR 5

Deutsch Bonnet HBR 5

Panhard was one of the oldest names in car manufacturing, dating back to 1872. By 1955 they had lost their upmarket image and had to be rescued by Citroen, who eventually bought them in 1965. Their post-war design, the Dyna, featured a jewel of a little 848cc air-cooled flat twin, pushing out over 60 Hp in stock trim. The firm of DB, (Deutsch-Bonnet, the full names of the owners being dropped to avoid anti-German post-war sentiment) used this wonderful engine as the heart of their advanced sports coupe, designed for endurance racing. Read More