50’s Custom Black Panther FOR SALE


Built by Chuck Rogers in the mid 1950’s with a lot of European influences, this uniquely styled 1949 Chevy Coupe is now for sale, ready to be restored back to how it looked in its glory days.

The car is being offered for sale by the owner on the HAMB.




Words by the owner/seller
Have decided to sell the Black Panther…..truth is that the car needs to be owned by someone with the metal working skills to fix it…or have deeper pockets than me. If you look up the thread here about the car you will see some pictures of it in primer…that is still how the car looks today. I have spent untold hours chasing a bunch of parts for it..the 1935 chevy bucket seats..rebuilt Buick radio….nos Buick guages….exactly the parts that were used. Also have the wire wheel hubcaps…they are 1953-55 Chevy wire wheel hubcaps that normally cost about $2,000 a set…..lucked out and found a mint set cheaper than the going rate. You will get all the parts ive acquired plus the high res files of the pics taken by Barris for the 1956 Rod & Custom photo shoot. A lot of history for little coin..in 3-4 magazines…competed at the 1957 Oakland Roadster show….never really changed since 1958 or so….no engine or trans….needs it all..

CCC_Black_Panther-021956 Rod & Custom Magazine article on the Black Panther


Asking price $ 6000.00
You can contact the seller on the HAMB here.

You can read all about the Black Panther on this HAMB Thread.

Thanks for the tip Bart.

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