Your Chance To Drive The Panthermobile

I love cartoons and I love weird cars so it was a treat to see a story about the 1969 Panthermobile auction over on Cartoon Brew today. Check this baby out. Jay Ohrberg, whose Burbank customizing studio has fabricated an army of insane vehicles for movies, TV and rich eccentrics since the ‘60s, designed the swoopy, sporty car. Apparently, it was designed for exactly one ride through the opening sequence of the syndicated Pink Panther show on NBC. Click here to see an underage driver deliver the panther and Inspector Clouseau to Hollywood Boulevard. The opening bid is £50,000, so I’m guessing it will go for a bit more than this Corgi version but maybe not as much as James Bond’s Aston Martin, which fetched $4.6 million last fall. I wonder if the Panthermobile would deliver a pink oil slick?