In the automotive world, one expects a certain level of excellence from the products made by the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. The automobiles BMW produce delivers exactly what serious automotive enthusiasts want: Performance and handling without compromise. It is a reward for the driver who needs an instant dose of vehicular therapy to take on the road in his or her BMW by fulfilling motoring excellence at every corner.
We met on a free stretch of road. One brought out a Ford with a flat-head V8 and all the modifications necessary for an argument. Another brought out a Chevrolet with one of those new fangled Small Blocks sticking out of the hood. You talked, but only to psyche out the competition. Then, both throttles were depressed sharply and away they went…onto an awaiting police car.
The answer above would be a proper response to the question of the Panther platform's longevity. It also serves as a reminder as to why Panther platform cars are recycled at a greater rate than any vehicle ever made in the past 35 years. Everywhere you go – regardless of the average income of a neighborhood, you will find more than one such rear-wheel drive dinosaur driving around the block.