There is quite a debate going on among the modeling and armor enthusiast community about the fate of a heavily damaged Panther Ausf A that was recently recovered. It is currently on display at the Sinsheim Auto & Technic Museum in Germany.
As you can see from the pictures, it suffered extremely heavy damage from an internal explosion. Basically the entire left side of the vehicle is missing. The early word is that the museum is going to display it as is, rather than trying to restore it, which I agree is the right thing to do.