Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us.
Living in So Cal, you'll have the biggest selection of Panteras to choose from in the world, and the most fellow owners willing to help you with your purchase, inspect it for you when you find a Pantera you're interested in, etc.
In North Hollywood there is a Linclon/Mercury dealer who normally has a Pantera or two for sale on his lot, he specializes in finding showroom condition examples, freshening them up and selling them at a fair price. That's Mayberry Lincoln Mercury.http://www.mayberrylincolnmercury.com/
In the city of Orange, a stones throw from the Big A & Disneyland, there is PI Motorsports, they sell more Panteras than anybody in the world, and have a large inventory to select from.http://www.pim.net/
You'll find several examples for sale on the club's web site:http://www.panteracars.com/carpage.html
Get plugged into the hobby, learn all you can, I highly recommend you joining Pantera International, but then, I'm the prez, of course I would. Joking aside, I'll help anyway I can.
cowboy from hell