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This 1985 DeTomaso Pantera GTS may be one of the most extraordinary in the World. Still in the hands of the original owner who lives in Paris and is closely related to the DeTomaso family since 1964. The car was built specifically for him and has always been maintained and kept “new” at the DeTomaso factory. The car has only 12,000 km on the clock from new. Wet weight is 1,440 KG.

The car is painted Giallo (yellow) Fly with black trim and special sand blasted letters and marquee, beige leather interior with black wool carpets on the floor and in front and aft boots. Black & Beige leather dash with burled walnut instrument panel and center console. Gauges include tachometer, speedometer, oil pressure and temperature, water temperature, gas and clock. Bucket seats are by DeTomaso with adjustable headrests. Klippan safety harnesses with aircraft safety buckles and a Momo leather steering wheel with Group 3/75 gear lever and shift gate.

Major options include: Tropical Air conditioning, Blaupunkt Toronto stereo AM/FM radio with tape player, Central door locks with electric, tinted windows. The windows have been engraved for security. Bosch Auto-Alarm system, Iodine front headlights and Fog lights, Electric mirrors, Map light, Dinitrol Anti-Rust treatment.

Koni F1 adjustable shocks, light alloy 8” and 10” wheels with Pirelli P7R225/50 VR front and 285/50 VR 15 rear tires, Group 3/75 oversized ventilated rotors, ZF 5 speed trans-axle with locking differential.

Blueprinted 351 Cleveland V8 with DeTomaso Group 3 engine modifications and exhaust system, 4 main bearing cap bolts, 8 qt. oil sump and balanced. Tropical engine cooling system fitted to the car, including 3 electric fans. Engine produces 365 H.P at 6,000 rpm; 48M/KG at 3,500 rpm. Performance figures: Top Speed 260 km/h; 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds’ ¼ mile in 13.9 sec.

The car has had meticulous care it’s whole life and resides at DeTomaso factory in Modena Italy. This Pantera GTS is a true one-off Pantera from DeTomaso.

Price: $80,000 USD / FOB Modena, Italy

Please contact: Bill Kniegge
Telephone: 714 423 2297

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If this is the car I'm thinking of, then I have seen it.

It's reputed to be a somewhat special car, built for someone close to the family as the ad says. It's also reputed to have a top speed above what the ad says.

My understanding is that it has been for sale for a long time, primarily due to a somewhat elevated asking price.

I spoke to the owner in 1999 at the DeTomaso factory about the car, before it went up for sale (I think).
I am very new to purchasing classic cars. I am considering a late model pantera, left hand drive for use on weekends in the usa. I am looking for the best of the best, no problem vehical if such an example exists. I have just subscribed and have alot to learn and would appreciate your help and patience as I become informed. I am curious about this vehicle and have no experience with importing a unique vehicle and can use a little help with does and due nots.

Welcome to the internet community, aka the DTIC. The owners & enthusiasts here are some great people, the best part of Pantera ownership is getting to socialize with these folks. I think you'll find them very helpful. My suggestion is to post some questions in the "ownership issues forum", everybody will be more than willing to help out.

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