Since most of us on this BB own Pantera's, we like seeing Pantera's set new record high prices. I for one anyway...
WillyPantera, I have a couple of ideas for you, to help accomplish your goal: getting the highest price for that Pantera. It will require effort and time, either way you go though, so it's up to you and you're free to disregard these ideas and opinions, of course.
First option: write up an article and submit it to Pantera International magazine. Locate the Fall 1999, number 100 issue of Pantera International and see how that article was written. The cover is a Silver and Black US GTS, and pages 22 thru 28 are the story and photo documentation. History repeats itself, your article is parralel to the Silver and Black GTS, and voila, it is also for sale at PI Motorsports, at $90,000+. Maybe Jerry swaps a set of the 'right' Campy clones for some photos, since that's a no cost task that may widen the appeal. I think most people want the Campy clones, just my opinion. Jerry could even have more photo documentation available if you provide it...
And Dave likes to publish very interesting Pantera's and likes owners to write stories and submit them: email@example.com Tell them VFI sent you, they'll laugh..., and say: he's right.
Jerry and Dave are buddies, and all their e-mail links are connected on this BB, so it's all easy to access, for everybody, including buyers. This also increases viewership for this BB, which means greater awareness of De Tomaso Pantera, and increasing prices.
Second Option: also requires effort. Contact the Pantera vendors and have one of them arrange to sell it. This means driving it to Southern California, Nevada or Colorado, (etc.) to drop it off with them. I'm sure your father would appprove of a final field trip in his Pantera...., if there were no damage to his babied Pantera. And I'm sure you'll like that cruise in that US GTS.
The way I see it, the more information you can provide with the vehicle, the more valuable to the new owner. It's also 2005, not Fall 1999, issue number 100. This means the $75,000 transaction in 2005 for the comparable US GTS is $75,000 X 1.5 (or 2.0) escalation factor reflecting inflation and investor demand. So the 1999 transaction would go for $112,500 to $150,000. And no, you can't buy a new Ford GT for $135,000, the reserve prices on e-bay are $260,000 for "new" Ford GT's.
These are merely suggestions and I'm sure you know what is best to do. Best regards, VFI