Re: 1951 Schwinn Panther - maybe?
Santa Claus got a lot of requests for the Panther back when. It was a gorgeous machine. Even though we guys keep picturing it with a gas motor filling up the frame it doesn't need it to be a head turner. Picture it all shiny with a smiling lady riding by silently WITHOUT PEDALING...classy for sure! New decals are still available if a person wants to go all out with new paint etc.
But even as the bike is, cleaned up and with new tires, perhaps a cantilever brake added up front for safety... the magic pie wheel on back and a set of saddlebags for shopping items, a little tool kit and in the bottom the batteries hidden away... oh boy... it would be a time machine to carry you back to 1951 when Silverbear was a little boy of six with his face pressed against the Schwinn display window wishing, wishing.
Pictured are the Panther as it was sold and also a photo of my daily rider, a 1950 panther with a canoe sidecar for my biker babe, Aaniimoosh The Wonder Dog. Ha! Whatever you do, keep us updated with show and tell. Have fun and stay safe.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...