Reply to "1974 PANTERA for sale"

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Originally posted by Rocky:
I feel like we can do the Pantera community a service by fairly evaluating vehicles posted for sale.

But excoriating sellers - who's motivation is difficult to discern in a single post - will not encourage other sellers to want to risk the "Salem Witch Trials", if their advert is not deemed acceptable.

Rocky
Hello Rocky; "Salem Witch Trials" were about falsely accusing people for crimes they did not commit nor could have committed ( turning people into frogs as an example)

I have read no where there being any examples of falsely accusing the seller of anything other than bringing to light,the numerous erroneous statements he has made in his advertisement.

As an example...

"The 1974 Pantera GTS was considered the fastest production car manufactured in 1974"

In american form the 1974 Pantera GTS was capable "theoretically of 156mph"

de Tomaso Pantera GTS, model year 1974, version for North America U.S.
2-door coupe body type
RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox
petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 5766 cm3 / 351.9 cui, advertised power: 198.5 kW / 266 hp / 270 PS ( SAE net ), Torque net: 408 Nm / 301 lb-ft
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4453 mm / 175.3 in, wheelbase: 2499 mm / 98.4 in
how fast is this car ? top speed: 251 km/h (156 mph) (theoretical);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 6 s; 0- 100 km/h 6.3 s (a-c simulation); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 14.4 s (a-c simulation)
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 17.1 l/100km / 16.5 mpg (imp.) / 13.7 mpg (U.S.) / 5.8 km/l


The 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 was capable of 186MPH...

Lamborghini Countach LP400, model year 1974, version for Europe North America , worldwide
2-door coupe body type
RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox
petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 3929 cm3 / 239.9 cui, advertised power: 276 kW / 370 hp / 375 PS ( DIN ), Torque net: 361 Nm / 266 lb-ft
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4140 mm / 163 in, wheelbase: 2450 mm / 96.5 in
how fast is this car ? top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph) (declared by factory);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 5.1 s, 0- 100 km/h 5.4 s (declared by factory), 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 13.2 s (a-c simulation)
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 18.4 l/100km / 15.4 mpg (imp.) / 12.8 mpg (U.S.) / 5.4 km/l

Doesn't take a rocket scientist is come to the factual conclusion that 186mph is 30mph FASTER than 156mph!

I can understand the facts being muddled in an advertisement for a 1974 Ford Pinto being offered for $2,800.00.

I expect a quantum leap of accuracy in the advertisement for a $124,000.00 car from any manufacturer.

This kind of scrutiny is not solely found here on Pantera International, as it is the "norm", rather than the "Salem Witch Trials" exception you deem it as being.

Your mileage may vary.
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