November 8, 2011

Engines - Panhard PL 17

This little French jewel is an 848cc twin-cylinder boxer engine making around 50hp. Probably the coolest feature for me is the fact that the valve train does not use coil springs. Instead, it uses a torsion bar housed on the two small vertical cylinders that you can see on each side of the engine. I spotted this one at a local car show over a year ago. A real treat to see one in person!

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