1971 Detomaso Pantera

The Automobile: This an original 17,000 original mile (rust free) Detomaso Pantera serial #2881. The car has been in storage and off the road since 1990. I am presently the 3rd owner. The all leather interior is in perfect order. A complete nut/bolt rotisserie ground up restoration has been completed. An all new comprehensive out of the box suspension/cooling and brake systems upgrade has been installed.

Chassis: undercarriage, wheel wells, frt/rear chassis rails, inner headlight bucket areas and rear tubs stripped of all undercoating to bare metal. All chemically etched and treated with Pickle-X and 3 coats of Zero Rust. Factory rear engine cross- member removed and replaced with new PPC (Pantera Performance Center) cadmium gold plated removable unit. Body media blasted. All rear body panels factory spot welds Mig welded over. 2 new tubular rear quarter supports welded in to prevent rear sheet metal flex and cracks. Fresh bare metal paint job in brilliant 2005 GT40 dark metallic blue. All new driver/passenger door, rear deck lid, front trunk weather stripping. New windshield gasket. New foam header panel. New chrome side marker bezels and all new emblems. New satin silver aluminum custom fabricated firewall panels and DEI insulation. New Momo “Race” leather steering wheel with Momo hub adapter. New deck lid pistons with stainless hardware. New driver/passenger window switches, wiper switch and micro headlight switches. Powder coated rear electrical mount with all new starter/voltage regulators and MSD coil.

Suspension Front:
Lower control arms welded for reinforcement. All new PPC (Pantera Performance Center) hex suspension bushings,(Group 4) 2 piece spindle/knuckle arms magnafluxed for cracks, deburred and shotpeened and assembled with aircraft hardware. L/R spindles drilled for cotter pins. All new Timken racers and front wheel bearings and seals. Freshly packed with Amsoil series 2000 synthetic racing grease. Front hubs cadmium plated silver. All new Koni shocks 30 series single adjustment with Hyperco #450 springs. All new grade #8 hardware. Upper control arms fabricated by Pat Mical for full castor adjustment in lowering of car without suspension bind. All components bead blasted and sprayed with black urethane.

Suspension Rear:
Uprights totally rebuilt, all new custom MRC aircraft dual roller ball bearing axle bearings, custom 4130 axle spacers. All new Billet axles with ARP wheel studs, packed with Amsoil series 2000 synthetic racing grease. Lowers rebuilt with all new shafts, seals, sleeves, O rings and grease zerk fittings. All new PPC hex suspension bushings, Pat Mical upper control arm fabrication. All new Koni 30 series shocks with Hyperco #600 springs. Upright housings powder coated black. All components bead blasted and sprayed with black urethane. New 7/8 hollow chrome rear sway bar with mono block satin aluminum mounts. All new grade #8 hardware.

Steering Rack
Pat Mical rebuilt with new ceramic bushings, oil, and new tie rod ends. Mounting rack gold cadmium plated and all new grade #8 hardware. Bump steer kit installed.

Cooling System
All new. Custom fabricated aluminum expansion/pressure tanks, new billet mounting bracket, PPC stainless water tubes and 5 row lay down all aluminum radiator with 13” dual sucker fans. Professionally rewired with 2 relays and safety fuse. New mounting grommets, green stripe hoses and stainless steel clamps.

Brake System
All new. (4) piston Wilwood Superlight calipers, (4) heavy duty vented 11.75 x 1.25 directional rotors, PPC custom mounting brackets and hardware, Porterfield R4-S brake pads, PPC SVO brake master cylinder adaptor and new 1 1/8” SVO brake master cylinder, Earls stainless steel braided flex lines and PPC stainless hard lines. Removable rear billet rotor hats for ease of brake rotor swaps. Front hats aluminum.

Clutch Hydraulic System
All new aluminum CNC master cylinder with all new stainless steel lines and stainless braided flex line. New aluminum long throw slave cylinder.

Engine/Transmission needs installation :

Engine 17,000 original miles all stock. Heads and manifold taken off for short block inspection. Stock from carburetor to oil pan. Needs new engine gasket/seal set. Cylinder walls still have factory cross hatch. Both bell housing and engine mounts powder coated silver with all new rubber engine mounts.

Transmission 17,000 miles -2 transmission box, with 4.22 ring and pinion.

Stock Ansa mufflers with factory headers. Freshly coated with black aluminum silicone heat material. Stock factory headers freshly coated silver with aluminum silicone heat material.

Gas Tank
Rust free, boiled, powder coated black, all mounting assemblies powder coated satin black with all new mounting rubber. New evaporator. New gaskets and hardware for filler spout, sending unit and evaporator. New stainless steel fire shield with all new DEI insulation.

*All the above parts were purchased new in assembly.
*Have most all OEM parts that were upgraded and will be part of the purchase.

Pictures can be seen in Photo Gallery.

Selling price $38,000 or Best Offer
Please serious inquires only.
Original Post
Thanks Jeff,really appreciate the support. Perhaps I could.Its going to be a regrettable sale. When I originally posted the pictures in the forum I had already in the back of my mind in selling her. I track a 911SC Porsche and I'm in need of a new tow vehicle.After a tough sleepless night, I decided to let her go.Its hardly a tradeoff. Three yrs of work and over $20,000 put into her.You can't do it or have it all. I tried though! Big Grin

I'm in need of a new tow vehicle.After a tough sleepless night, I decided to let her go.Its hardly a tradeoff.

Why can't you sell your wife's car? I'm sure she'd love to drive a diesel dualy during the week. On weekends, she can drive yours.

I'm not sure I could do it. %^))
Miles, the car is about 10% from being a turn key. What the car needs is the following:

Brake/clutch/coolant lines installed.

Undercoating, left the undercoating off for purchasers scutiny of the car to confirm its a true rust free car.
Needs engine/ tranny install and wires hooked up.

The car is in the perfect state. The buyer can either place the original 17,000 mile engine/tranny back in, build up the engine or install a engine of his choice. I'd be asking a whole lot more money if it was a turn key car.Its truly a solid car and I welcome anyone to try and rip it down. I already ripped it down and built it back up.Every nut/bolt Big Grin

Gary, some ways I wish I could. I could probably finish it in about 2-3 weeks.I really am divided in time.I really need to start focusing in prepping my 911 track car for next season.
As far easier to sell, I'm not sure.Somebody will be getting a 90% restored Pantera for a very reasonable price.When they are finished they will have made themselves a few grand on top of the purchase price.A loss for me and a win/win for them.I have easy over a 1000 hrs into her not mentioning paint and parts. Imagine what a restoration shop would charge.Look who I'm talking to,well you know!! Big Grin

Gary, Happy holidays also to you and your family and to the staff and other fellow Pantera owners of this forum. I have never had and experienced the passion and drive in which Pantera owners have for their cars.My car never would have been possible without a lot of support and help in which many of you have provided to me.

Again, all the best in the upcoming year,

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