Bid and win this vehicle on Bid.WheelerAuctionGroup.com Elvis Presley put two bullets in his 1971 Pantera. Looking to roar away after an argument with his girlfriend, he couldnt start the car. So he shot it. BAM, BAM! With Italian looks, American muscle, German engineering and Argentinian origin, the De Tomaso Pantera already had a cool international story before being shot by the King. Alejandro de Tomaso, the spoiled racecar-driving son of a prominent politician, fled Argentina for Italy in 1955 after being implicated in a plot to overthrow the Argentinian president, Juan Per n. Italian for Panther, the Pantera was De Tomasos second car, designed in Italy by Ghia and looking every bit the Italian exotic. A mid-engine car, the Panteras muscle is supplied by an all-American Ford 351 Cleveland V8, and represents the automakers attempt to bring sexy back after losing the Cobra. The cherry on top of the complexity sundae, power reaches the tires through a five-speed manual transaxle made by the German builder of gears for Zeppelins and other airships. This particular 1971 De Tomaso Pantera, chassis #1726, has been restored and modified. Finished in Rosso over black leather, the interior features an upgraded Pioneer/Sony audio system. The bright red exterior benefits from full bodywork, a respray, and an eye-catching delta wing. The engine bay, itself a work of art, was repaired with steel then shaved and filled, painted and polished, and dressed up by a polished transaxle case and chrome cross members. The engine features a Demon carburetor, MSD ignition, roller tappet lifters, big camshaft, polished Edelbrock intake manifold, finned Pantera air cleaner cover, and finned De Tomaso valve covers. The upgraded exhaust rumbles like an earthquake, warning theres some real bite to this cars bark. Wilwood brakes slow your roll on wheels with center caps sporting the colors of the Argentinian flag and the T-shaped logo based on the cattle brand of Alejandros ranching ancestors. Now its your turn to join the story. Feast your eyes on this car in person. Start it...dont shoot it! Hear it and drive it. Theres nothing like it. It could be yours, but not if you dawdle. Call Art & Speed at 901-850-0507 for more information. MECHANICAL Ford 351ci 4V Cleveland Holley Demon Carburetor Edelbrock Intake Manifold Roller Tappet Lifters MSD Ignition CHASSIS 5-Speed Manual ZF Transmission Wilwood Brake Components Power Steering Upgraded Exhaust System Mid Engine Design Front/Rear Weight Distribution 40.9/59.1 % EXTERIOR Beautiful Red Paint in very good condition Hide away lights work as they should Panel Gaps are how they should be 17 Factory style Wheels Michelin Pilot Sport; Front 235/40ZR17 Rear 355/55/ZR17 INTERIOR Black Leather Bucket Seats Black Carpet Air Conditioning Pioneer Head unit All Gauges Work as they Should Power Windows Vehicle is located in Tennessee, USA. Bidder/Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping from this location to wherever they want it shipped to.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Arizona event, 17 - 18 January 2019. Estimate:$100,000 - $125,000 Rare early push-button PanteraFeatures many performance and cosmetic upgradesStriking Grabber Blue paint schemeFactory air-conditioningIconic Ford-powered 1970s supercarSold through select Lincoln-Mercury dealers from 1971 to 1974, the De Tomaso Pantera, which succeeded the Mangusta, offered a Ford 351-cu. in. Cleveland V-8 rated at 330 hp and shifted through a gated five-speed ZF manual transmission. This set up provided blistering performance and superior handling abilities; Car & Driver magazine recorded a 0 60 time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 150 miles per hour. The V-8 s torque was tempered care of power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, while rack-and-pinion steering was standard.This early model 1971 Pantera is among the very first ones imported to the U.S. by Ford. The first 75 cars imported were made by hand at Carrozzeria Vignale in Italy and were originally destined for the European market, however they were exported Stateside after an agreement was finalized with Ford. These early import cars are known as push-button Panteras, distinguished by their round door buttons and a hand grip molded into the body just behind the door, rather than the pull-type door handles on later cars, making this example rarer than most.This Pantera presents beautifully, and the car s original factory color Grabber Blue paintwork is striking. The largely original interior is in exceptionally nice condition, reflecting the care this Pantera has received over the years. Upgrades include 17-in. wheels, Wilwood brakes, adjustable shocks, Anza exhaust, and a highly detailed engine bay with many polished engine components and accessories. This Arizona rust-free De Tomaso is also equipped with factory air-conditioning. With its aggressive looks, host of quality upgrades, and superb overall condition, this rare early model Pantera is an exciting car to look at and even more exciting to drive.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az19.
1971 DeTomaso Pantera This very presentable 1971 DeTomaso Pantera shown here is available in a beautiful color combination of white with a black interior and is straight to the point. It comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission with a strong V8 engine, Campagnolo wheels with BF Goodrich tires and power windows. A highly collectible vehicle which is climbing in value. Dont miss out on this powerful Italian-American hybrid which is mechanically sound. For $69,500 , This very presentable 1971 DeTomaso Pantera shown here is available in a beautiful color combination of white with a black interior and is straight to the point. It comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission with a strong V8 engine, Campagnolo wheels with BF Goodrich tires and power windows. A highly collectible vehicle which is climbing in value. Dont miss out on this powerful Italian-American hybrid which is mechanically sound.
The Pantera was designed by the Italian design firm Ghia by American-born designer Tom Tjaarda. The Pantera was a steel unibody design, the first instance of De Tomaso using this construction technique. The Pantera logo included a version of Argentinas flag turned on its side with a T-shaped symbol that was the brand used by De Tomasos Argentinian cattle ranching ancestors. The car debuted in Modena in March 1970 and was presented at the 1970 New York Motor Show a few weeks later. Approximately a year later the first production Panteras were sold, and production was increased to three per day. The first 1971 Panteras were powered by a Ford 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine producing a 330 HP. The high torque provided by the Ford engine reduced the need for excessive gear changing at low speeds: this made the car much less demanding to drive in urban conditions than many of the locally built competitor products. A ZF transaxle wasmated to the 351 and allows the Pantera to reach 60 MPH in just 5.5 Seconds. Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering were all standard equipment as well. This freshly restored 1971 Pantera includes its factory tool kit and space saver spare tire. It also has factory headers and factory radio delete. The 351 Cleveland Engine and ZF Transaxle have been rebuilt and a new Clutch has been installed. This car runs and drives very well. The interior has been completely redone to original specification with the Dash, Seats, Center Console, Door Panels and Steering wheel being re-wrapped with new leather. The A/C was charged, blows ice cold and is ready for summer. Pantera values have been steadily rising and with less than 30,000 original miles, this superb example will not last long. Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory! Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-818-773-8181