Members' Cars  

(in no order whatsoever)

Rick Carlile's Pantera

John McNamee's Pantera

Jim & Emilia Seiferling

Serial number, #7114
This car is the 266th from that last Pantera imported by Ford in 1974.

Major upgrades include:
Recaro seats
LeCarra Britannia steering wheel
Rebuilt radiator & dual sucker fans
Aluminum water pump
Edelbrock intake manifold & Holley carburetor
MSD ignition system
exhaust headers
17" Tom Tjaarda designed wheels w/ Michelin Pilot Sports tires.
European front and rear bumpers replacing the USA safety bumpers.
European rear Group 4 racing tail lights.

George Potiri's Pantera

Rick Moseley's Pantera

Rick Moseley's Ferrari 308

Sue and Garry Choate's 1973 DeTomaso Pantera

Ron Southern's 1972 December build "L" that he purchased in 1976. vin #4744

Mike Fierro's Mangusta

Jeff Budelli's Pantera

(click on the pictures to see a larger image)

This is Jeff's 1974 DeTomaso Pantera. Jeff and his wife live in Folsom, CA. and he's the third owner.
He purchased the car in Rochester New York from a man who owned it for 20 years.
The car was completly stripped to bare metal, added steel GT5 fender flares and repainted by Henry's Street Rods.

Mike Drew's Pantera

Here's a photo of my car up on the rack. For the record, it's a 1972 Pantera #3960, which I purchased as a rustbucket restoration
project in 1989 at the age of 23. The project has moved in fits and spurts, and the car has sat dormant for periods of several years on more than one occasion, but I am back to working on it on a regular basis now and hope to have it finished by the summer, more or less.

One more, out on the driveway:

1971 deTomaso Pantera #1575

Randy and Linda Welch

This car is the 289th Pantera imported by Ford. It was made by deTomaso Automobili S.p.A., of Modena, Italy. The founder, Alejandro deTomaso, was born July 10, 1928 and passed away May 21, 2003.The Pantera was designed by Giampaolo Dallara, formerly from Lamborghini. The styling was done by American Tom Tjaarda, of the Italian automobile design studio Ghia (which Mr. deTomaso owned, in addition to Maserati, Moto Guzzi, & Benelli).The Pantera was imported by Ford/Lincoln-Mercury, to the USA, from 1971 to 1974, with the help of Lee Iacocca (then vice-president of Ford Motor Company). Production of the Pantera, for sale in the rest of the world, continued until 1991. Total USA importation was 6,128 Panteras.The original price, in 1971, was $9,995.00. A Porsche 911S Targa sold for $10,380 and a Corvette 350 sold for $5,472.00.
The cost now; MUCH MORE! This car was originally purchased new from the Lincoln dealer in Long Beach, California and has never left California.The engine is a Ford 351-Cleveland, with a Barry Grant Speed Demon 650 CFM 4-barrel carburetor. Estimated HP=350-400.The trans-axle is a German Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG, Synchroma-Gearbox, 5 speed (i.e. ZF for short).Top speed is 160 MPH @ 6,000 RPM. 108 MPH in 3rd.

Oddly enough, the webmaster (me) doesn't have a Pantera (I did come close to owning one once!). So here's the website for my own car:

Members: If you have a favorite picture of your ride, please contact me to share it here on the club website!


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