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For Sale, 1971 Pantera Pre-L #1579
This is a nicely detailed local show worthy restoration. All trim was removed for paint, photo documented. Body is very straight with no dents, no scratches, no rust anywhere. Rockers show original weld points and drains and no rust. Floors and sub frames all original and solid.
Engine completely rebuilt and now has roller rockers, mild cam and headers going to stock exhaust with new tips.
The ZF has been safety wired. Has new throw out bearing and pilot bushing.
Brakes completely rebuilt.
Interior is very nice with new carpet and rare original uncut door panels. Radio will be installs shortly.
Nicely detailed and painted suspension and coilovers and calipers.

As an early car this appears to be one of the first 200 imported to the US. Unique and rare features to early cars that this car has are: Rare 2 piece windshield trim, Rare and desirable flat deck lid, rare 3 piece seamed rear glass, Pot metal rear marker housings, Aluminum gas tank wrapped in fiberglass (yes, its factory original) and more.

A few of the new items include
New Brake master Cyl
New Stainless steel brake lines
Newly rebuilt brake calipers
New Clutch master cyl
New Clutch slave cyl
New front Goodyear Eagle GT tires
New carpet
New Hazard switch
New Turn signal switch
New front turn signal lens
New battery
New Weather striping on doors, trunk and deck lid
New Ball joints
New Tie rod ends
New Cooling fans
New deck lid shocks
New throw out bearing
New Pilot bushing
converted to electronic ignition
ZF Safety wired


link to pics

http://s1099.photobucket.com/u...Yellow?sort=9&page=1

video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_5zKfVahT8


Please PM or call 239 438-5535

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Thanks Guys
I appreciate your kind words. Means a lot.

Ron, the rear glass is different in that it looks to have been made as 3 separate pieces, then (for a lack of the correct term) melted and seamed together. The seams divide the glass verticaly behind the headrest so that the center part is squared off (rectangle) and the curved parts were attached on each end. There is a strip of tape covering the seam and I could not lift the tape without destroying the tape itself. On the engine side of the glass where there is no tape, the seam can be felt very slightly to the touch.
I tried my best to get a pic of the passenger seam from an angle so the seam could be seen.
See pics.
At first I thought "its got to be aftermarket" then the more I looked at it, pealed back the rubber gasket, and I am pretty sure it is original. I am reasonably sure the rear glass has never been out of the car.
I called several vendors asking about it, as I have never seen it on another pantera. Most of the comments I heard from them were based around DeTomaso doing some strange/different things in the early cars. The wiring is a perfect example of that, very different from a 72 or even a mid 71.
Cadillac Eldo's from 67 -70 had the same thing down the center of the rear glass.
For anyone reading this, If I am wrong (very possible) in thinking this is original, Please correct me and show me an example of it being other than stock.

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Hi Robert

I have replied via e-mail.
I do have the fiberglass trunk, just not wanting to cover all the work done in the engine bay, and worried it might scratch the painted areas.

Stripes and pantera script are decals, not painted or cleared over.
I sent pics and video links

Thanks
Jay
Jay -

I've got some closed cell "neoprene-like" foam with an adhesive backing, it's about 1/8" thick.

I put strips along the bottom of the tub on the sides and rear, and also on top of the ZF shifter box and an a couple other places where it looks like the tub comes close.

Having a tub is pretty handy when driving around. I agree your bay looks great.

Rocky
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I've got some closed cell "neoprene-like" foam with an adhesive backing, it's about 1/8" thick.

I put strips along the bottom of the tub on the sides and rear, and also on top of the ZF shifter box and an a couple other places where it looks like the tub comes close.

Having a tub is pretty handy when driving around.

I did the same with my tub. Also added a couple of wooden 2x2 blocks and closed cell neoprene foam rubber under the front flat lip on the trunk tub so it rests on the camber bar brace that goes across the middle of the engine compartment right behind the engine. That helps carry the load of anything put into the trunk tub so it's less likely to rub and chafe my fresh engine compartment.

Let me know if anyone wants some pictures and I'll take them Sunday.

Realized I never posted these pics...
This is to protect against a loaded up trunk tub scuffing and rubbing against your engine compartment and damaging the finish.

I've been told that the original camber bar brace (engine bay brace) that didn't go straight across, but actually raised up a couple inches, was designed to meet the front lip of the trunk tub and provide support to carry whatever load was in the tub, otherwise the fiberglass flexes under load and wears through your finish in the engine compartment. Since I have the Hall brace that goes straight across, I added a couple of blocks with foam rubber to provide the missing support, as well as some additional foam rubber where my tub showed previous contact to the body and ZF.

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I've got some closed cell "neoprene-like" foam with an adhesive backing, it's about 1/8" thick.

I put strips along the bottom of the tub on the sides and rear, and also on top of the ZF shifter box and an a couple other places where it looks like the tub comes close.

Having a tub is pretty handy when driving around.

I did the same with my tub. Also added a couple of wooden 2x2 blocks and closed cell neoprene foam rubber under the front flat lip on the trunk tub so it rests on the camber bar brace that goes across the middle of the engine compartment right behind the engine. That helps carry the load of anything put into the trunk tub so it's less likely to rub and chafe my fresh engine compartment.

Let me know if anyone wants some pictures and I'll take them Sunday.



I would like to have pictures.
Chrome bumpers are on the '71s and the early '72s. In '72, due to 5 mph bumper requirements, the chrome bumpers (affectionately known as bumperettes) were eliminated and replaced with rubber bumpers. These cars are the "L" models (L for Lusso, Italian for luxury). Which means in '72 there is a pre-L model (with chrome bumpers) and a L model (with rubber bumpers). And then there's the chrome front bumpers with integrated turn signals and chrome Euro front bumpers without the turn signals. Any black metal bumpers you see have been modified. As I recall the front emblem also changed dependent on model year and whether its a Euro spec car. There are many idiosyncrasies involved with these cars. www.panteraplace.com and www.provamo.com are a couple of good websites which discuss the history of the cars.
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if it was only red with chrome trim!

You really should give serious consideration to yellow. It's the only color God and Alejandro intended for the Pantera, as evidenced by all the original marketing material!













FWIW, when I was shopping for my car I wanted red, black or white, or a non-original Ferrari blue color. But, my car is yellow and it's now my favorite color on the Pantera - go figure!
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And one other thing, It's the only color Dean Stockwell would accept in his car, as well!

And don't forget the King! Elvis Presley drove a YELLOW Pantera too! At least when it would start and he wasn't shooting it full of lead...

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