Friday, March 24, 2017

Corvette Guts: 1964 Kellison J-6 Panther

I've never been a big fan of listings with only one photo the car in question, particularly if that image is a picture of an old print photo and the seller describes the car as "looks better now".  If you can take and digitize a picture of the old photo...why not just take a picture of the car...? However...when the price is right, we can forgive some bad pictures. Find this 1964 Kellison J-6 Panther offered for $16,000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The Kellison J-6 panther is the funky successor to the oddball Kellison J-5 successor to the equally strange Kellison J-4.  All cars were the brainchild of Jim Kellison, a hot rodder and entrepreneur who used fiberglass and off-the-shelf parts to build custom cars. According to kellisoncars website, more than 500+ of the J-6s were ever built.  In good condition, these things will fetch something like $30k at one of the big name auction places around the web...but I prefer versions that might need to be towed home instead of over-restored and over-priced concours versions.  Don't we all?

See another classic kit car for cheap?


  1. these are so cool, I wish I knew what chassis this was on. Corvette was fairly usual.
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  2. P.S I am having a friend in 'burque check it out this weekend for me.

    1. Keep us posted on what they find, this is a really interesting car and probably the best looking kit car I've ever seen. I don't have the funds for it but it would be great to hear if it was picked up by a DTer!

  3. Love the line this is an old picture looks better now could be from or E Harmony-Catfished lmao

  4. My friend and his brother have tried and tried to see this car with no luck. One of those sellers. I really wish we could get it.


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