Finally completed #3639.
State inspected on Wednesday, licensed on Thursday, took to Cruise-in on Friday with approx. 100 vehicles ranging from street rods to latest Corvettes.
WAS AWARDED BEST OF SHOW AT CRUISE.
While I assumed (never ass/u/me) that those attending a cruise-in or enthusiasts know about Panteras, obviously not many were sold in Kansas City to heighten one's awareness.
I am second owner, having owned the Pantera since 1981, and decided it was time to break out the boxes from storage and restore.
I was "hoarse" from explaining it was not a kit car, that the prancing horse was not removed from the hood and the Lotus image was purposedly left off.
Finally got tired of all the questions and went into the restaurant to eat, where some followed.
I came to the realization that most attendees were probably not yet born or very young when the Pantera was introduced.