A picture of a Panhard & Levassor Dynamic (produced 1936-1939).
"Presented at the Paris Motor Show Dynamic is extraordinary. It has the first self-supporting aerodynamic body. Handling and comfort are staggering, with an independent front suspension and torsion bars on all four wheels. The brakes are hydraulic with two separate circuits front and rear.
The handling is outstanding. The "panoramic" windscreen remains, but the windows of the front doors are also now curved. The body is extremely spacious, with 1.55 m inner width, to accommodate 6-7 people. A special feature of this car is the steering wheel positioned which is nearly central.
The aesthetics were due to stylist Louis Bonnier, the same man responsible for the Dyna Z Panhard model. Some find it's soft forms more reminiscent of a whale. "
Mon Oct 21 2013 21:07:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
What is a "self-supporting" body?
Tue Oct 22 2013 11:38:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
@Don, sorry for the awkward wording it was a french translation into English. It means a uni-body construction; this car was composed of a steel body electrically welded together.
Tue Oct 22 2013 16:07:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)