no order whatsoever)
Serial number, #7114
This car is the 266th from that last Pantera imported by Ford in 1974.
Major upgrades include:
LeCarra Britannia steering wheel
Rebuilt radiator & dual sucker fans
Aluminum water pump
Edelbrock intake manifold & Holley carburetor
MSD ignition system
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.
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
(click on the pictures to see a larger image)
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
The car was completly stripped to bare metal, added steel GT5 fender flares
and repainted by Henry's Street Rods.
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.
out on the driveway:
deTomaso Pantera #1575
Randy and Linda Welch
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: http://www.timetraveler.org/delorean
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