1971 Pantera Race car

THIS IS A FULL BLOWN RACE CAR, NOT A STREET CAR!
It is a 1971 Detomaso Pantera. The car was built in the early 1990's and campaigned up until 2000 when the owner retired. The car has had every effort made to make it the lightest it could be. The body was acid dipped before being put together, a full role cage was created with 2 inch chrome moly tubing that was professionally tig welded. The floor has been lowered and inch to allow a taller driver to race the car. The front compartment holds the fuel cell and a complete fire suppression system. The cover was custom made out of aluminum to save weight. The rear engine cover is a one of a kind fiberglass piece molded for the owner to again save weight.
The Engine is a NASCAR spec. Ford 351C engine putting out 650 HP. Its current tune is to 14/1 compression and requires 116 octane fuel. It was completely rebuilt and tuned in the last year in preparation for bringing it to one of the Barret Jackson Auctions. The owner has records showing more then $60,000.00 into the engine alone. The car comes with and extra set of headers and mufflers due to restrictions some tracks have to noise.
The transmission is a beefed up version of the 5-speed ZF transmission that comes in a Pantera. It is matted to a duel plate racing clutch that is adjusted and ready to go.
During its racing years the car was never beaten in its class, earning it the nickname "Ferrari and Corvette Killer". The car was the overall Winner at Pocono in 1996 beating not only every car in its own class but all others as well. The Dom Perignon bottle is included in the price. At that same race the car was clocked at 206 mph on the front straight away.
This car is not for the faint of heart. The race car does have tail lights, but doesn't have any headlights. It is a two seater with the passenger having there own, non adjustable, racing seat with 5 point racing harness. Video of the build of the car may be available but is in an old format and would require converting. Also available is in car video of races it competed in.
Asking price for this RACE car is $150,000.00 dollars. I am available online at jn300zx@yahoo.com. thank you.

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This looks like a very interesting car, with at least one of the light-weight parts like the factory used in the Group 4 (and GT/4) cars.

Yes, I know of another location you can advertise your car for sale. Contact me directly at admin@provamo.com.

This board is a great location and gets a lot of DeTomaso traffic. You have a special car, so it will take finding the right buyer, which typically takes a little time.

Chuck
The Registry Guy
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My buddy fabbed it up to take some of the load off the engine and make more power.

Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn't the load be the same, regardless of whether it was driven off a crank pulley on the front of the engine or at a half shaft flange on the ZF. The load and resultant loss of horse power would be the same, net at the rear wheels. Right?
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My buddy fabbed it up to take some of the load off the engine and make more power.

Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn't the load be the same, regardless of whether it was driven off a crank pulley on the front of the engine or at a half shaft flange on the ZF. The load and resultant loss of horse power would be the same, net at the rear wheels. Right?


The result you get by doing this is that the speed of the alternator will be a lot lower (same as the gearing of the trans) than it would be in it's normal position. Lets use VERY simplyfied numbers: Engine runs 6000 rpm and alternator runs directly of it with a wheel half the size, and alternator runs 3000. Way more than you need since it is built for full functionality at normal driving at around maybe 2000 engine rpm. It runs in "warmode" three times faster than it actually needs.

Now engine runs 6000 rpm, and the trans has a gearing of 3 to 1 (in X gear). The size on the pulleys are now the same as before. Now, in "warmode", the alternator actually runs as fast as it needs at 1000 rpm, and it only generate 1/3 of the resistance to the engine. If it steels 3 horses in 6000 rpm on the standard car, you actually have two more now, and frees up the engines possibility to gain rpm's fast. So, lets go racing!
Slick trick, but not a new trick, has been done on NASCAR for many years as it reduces load on the motor (negative is that it is exposed to much more dirt and water)

http://www.jonesracingproducts.com/kits.html#frdAlt

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Haven't brought this back to the top in a while.
Entered the car in the car show portion of "the DreamRide" in farmington CT this past year and came home with a second place award in the competition class! Beat out by a Shelby Cobra.
Still available. Ready to race!!

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