1964 Panstiac Banshee sports coupe for $ 750,000April 19, 2020
The official dealer of the South Korean brand sells a real museum exhibit – one of two existing prototypes of the sports Panstiac Banshee in the world. The car costs $ 750,000
Last week, we wrote about a BMW dealer selling a Corvette of the C6 generation, which is similar to the C2, as well as a McLaren dealer who is selling the opportunity to reserve a Swedish hypercar Koenigsegg Gemera. This time we have another similar story.
A dealer of the South Korean brand Kia in Connecticut, USA, sells a very rare classic car: the prototype sports Pontiac Banshee. In fact, this is not just a prototype of the American Banshee – it is the very first Banshee prototype, created in 1964 as part of the XP-833 brand project.
The Pontiac Banshee, which was created by John Delorean, was supposed to be a competitor from the concern GM sports coupe Ford Mustang.
As a result, the company refused to further develop this car, because it believed that it would hurt the sales of the sports Chevy Corvette (Pontiac and Chevy are part of the GM concern).
According to the announcement published by the Kia dealer, the prototype “ran” only 2,410 km – the car only moved under its own power at a car show, at which it was shown. The owner of this Banshee prototype passed away in 2006 and has been on sale since then. Now they are asking for 750 thousand dollars for this car.
Under the long hood of the Banshee is a six-cylinder engine connected to a four-speed manual gearbox. The car is almost a museum exhibit, since it is the only one of the two Banshee models that has ever existed – there is also a Banshee cabriolet.
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