Saturday I checked out a Pantera up for sale here in Fresno. I was impressed with what I found, impressed with the amount of receipts - back to 1983 - and the price is fair at $38K.
THPNMD04148 Build date 7-72
motor # 3086 - numbers not seen on heads
body # 50120
ZF # 5044 - dash 2
I did not drive the car but did start it - immediate start - and let it idle for 15 minutes with no apparent issues or noises. shut down clean with no dieseling. Sounds and feels healthy. I did not get under car to check for rust.
Car had sat for twelve years when sold five years ago to current owner. He had the car taken to Hall Pantera where they did what a garage derelict needs to have done - and more. Bill was around $10K. Until Saturday I had only heard of this white car somewhere in my part of town. He says he has put about 10K miles on it in the five years, oddometer now showing 45K miles.
Hall work included:
Street mini-brute long block
hi torque mini starter
Merriah fans/diodes/third fan-sucker/ss coolant lines/silicone hoses
110 amp alt/new CNC clutch MC/new alum. slave/dual friction clutch
Super Stopper Brakes - Hall item G-13#2 --
replaced steering col. tube - WHY, don’t know / sterring rack bushing installed
8 hours fixing dash/fuse box wiring
braided SS fuel line kit
coolant shut off valves
new wheels/tires - 17X11 and 17x8 - Pirelli p zero
new rotary compressor - R12 or r134 unknown - system works fine but does not blow cold
ZF safety wired
new rear axles and bearings - assumed to be billet and not stock
electronic ignition - uniknown make
upgrade brake M/C
headlights do not rise/switch action is not feeling correct
both windows work very well
all stock gauges work
turn signals not working/emerg flasher not working/horn does work
edlebrock intake - single plane??/ holley carb, unknown CFM
very good dual pod dash/interior with one flaw on engine hump vinyl
redone black velvet-like headliner
Hall GTS seats with hand pump up lumbar support
stock seatbelts/newer stereo with door / center kick panel speakers
aftermarket steering wheel - Carrera??
all glass looked good
early stud-mount chrome grill and late rounded edges bumpers/chrome all looks good
\GTS style flares rivetted over stock metal fender flares with no cutting done
paint is good but tired with red/blue pinstripping from 70’s
one rust bubble lower rear corner pass. door/other rust areas appeared clean and solid
front valance has some dents, a little rust showing but not as bad as many I’ve seen
suspension has stock shocks - spacers still in?? - stock sway bars
aftermarket radiator - not aluminum - Hall??
front/tub carpet rough and worn
engine bay stock with ugly tar and wiring
aftermarket spreader bar
european tail lights
sugar scoop spoiler
Dodge Colt L/R electric rear view mirrors - not wired, ony manual operation
Car is being inspected Monday by a S Cal. buyer. Was looked at by a local buyer, who pulled up in a new Ford GT, prior to my Saturday viewing.
I predict this car will not last long at this price.
Contact seller at 559-432-0375 -Brett
Contact me at 559-281-3497