The Panther Lima was a retro-styled roadster of the 1970s using Vauxhall Viva and Magnum mechanicals including that car’s 2.3 L (2279 cc) engine. A later Mark II model used a purpose-built chassis. The body was built of fibreglass in a roadster style reminiscent of an Allard or Morgan. It was produced in volume with over 500 built.
The car used some part from other cars, such as the doors being from an MG Midget
The Turbo Lima was introduced in February 1979 fitted with 14-inch alloy wheels and a TURBO graphic on the bonnet. With an engine developed in Southern California it had 178 HP rather than the 108 HP of the original and claimed a 0-60 mph acceleration time of less than six seconds. Production lasted from 1976 to 1982 with 897 cars produced then was replaced by the similar Panther Kallista.