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very early Panda spotting

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i saw this a few months ago at the LB swap and bugged out.  

:wow:

it's a 1974 Panda  ....to see ANY is rare in their own right but this one had original orange metallic paint.   i've never seen one this early with metallic (orange) paint and had to go over and see what was up.  

 

 

the story...

i spotted a gentleman from a far cruising it around.  i caught up with him to ask about it.....says he found it up in northern california and put some parts on it so he could ride it.   he didn't seem to know what he had or know much about it at all.    i had to tell the dude what was up!!!!        :nah.I.mean:

 

needless to say, he left feeling pretty stoked.  

 

 

had to take some pics of if...

 

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Wow! That finish is killer!

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...and the head badge looks pristine.

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Damn! I recently passed on a frame with the same gussets but no head badge (Did have mounting holes though.) I thought It was a Royce Union. Sweet color! 

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ah, damn is right rick.  :doh:   :Frustration:   

 

what color was it?   complete? 

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That is amazing!

Put some wheels on it with enough spokes to hold up my old fat ass and I would cruise that thing hard just as it sits.

I never thought I'd say this (not here at least) but F era correctness, those Z bars on that thing are MONEY!

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Just a frame. Spray bombed black but some color that reminded me of the Schwinn "burnt orange" showing through. Saw the holes for the name badge, thought Royce Union and walked away. Should have thought about it more as it had the customary telescopic fork dents on the sides of the frame.

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Sounds like that might have been an orange one too. Crazy.

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