1989 Panther Kallista V6 2.9L petrol
An interesting and reliable Morgan alternative
No major problems; only replacement shock absorbers and radiator needed. This car has been surprisingly trouble free for such a speciality car.
If you are searching to buy a Panther Kallista, it is well worth going for the V6, as the 4-cylinder versions are feeble. The 2.9 litre V6 in my car is the same as in the European Ford Granada Scorpio, and it provides plenty of acceleration power.
Very well made; it certainly feels like a hand-crafted low-production British sports car.
The Kallista handles pretty well and has a reasonable ride, but it can be rather prone to oversteer if pushed too hard.
Very comfortable seats too, in an inviting, but quite cramped interior.
This aluminium bodied sportster is getting pretty rare now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2004