1910 Panhard et Levassor X7 Landaulet
Panhard et Levassor was established as a car manufacturing concern by René Panhard and Émile Levassor in 1887. It is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world and was founded in 1886 in Paris . The company gained particular attention with its vehicles with Knight – slider engines.
From 1910 Panhard worked to develop engines without conventional valves, using under license the sleeve valve technology that had been patented by the American Charles Yale Knight. Between 1910 and 1924 the Panhard & Levassor catalogue listed plenty of models with conventional valve engines, but these were offered alongside cars powered by sleeve valve power units. In 1910, Panhard & Levassor introduced a 4.4-liter four-cylinder slider engine based on the patents of Charles Yale Knight, initially only in a passenger car. Following various detailed improvements to the sleeve valve technology by Panhard’s own engineering department, from 1924 till 1940 all Panhard cars used sleeve valve engines.
This 1910 Panhard et Levassor X7 Landaulet is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rare, large, brass era motorcar with exceptional Laudaulet coachwork. A top level example of the motoring art. This French built Panhard et Levassor would be a great addition to any museum or private collection. Landaulet body by Rothschild with collapsible rear quarter. The coachwork interior is fit for a king or queen. The engine is a sleeve valve type based on the Willies-Knight design and runs so quiet for a 106 year old vehicle. The engine is fully overhauled and is also fitted out with an electric starter and starting is easy. Folks knew how to travel 100 years ago. The rest of the car sports an older restoration that shows its age in a graceful, nice elegant way. Paint is good. Wood perfect. Wheels straight and tires show little to no wear. Transmission is a selective four speed. Clutch was removed and cleaned and works nice and smooth. This is one of the great motorcars.