Just for the record...
Sold: 1973 Pantera L #5758
eBay auction item #: 110050239099
Winning bid: $32,500
The car is in excellent condition, and was accurately described. I am very pleased to be the new owner. Description from the eBay auction:
1973 DeTomaso Pantera L. This is the exact car somewhat immortalized on Car & Driver Television first in 2000, and again in 2003. Also briefly appeared on The Learning Channel, and occasionally seen in Pantera International Magazine. Restored in 1987 to original, collectable appearance but with vastly better-than-original performance and reliability. 18,000 miles and same owner since restoration. Body and paint in excellent condition. Acrylic enamel wet-sanded and buffed to deep, mirror finish. New windshield 2006. Front and rear storage felt covering excellent. Chassis has received constant attention and $1000’s to enhance performance, handling, and reliability. Poly suspension bushings, upgraded brake system, Koni shocks, Spicer half-shafts, upgraded rear axles/bearings, new rack boots. Steering rack bushing fix done. Goodyear Eagle VR tires on original wheels, minimal wear. 17 inch Wilkinson wheels pictured also included with sale. ZF had new synchros and seals about 8k miles back. Performance clutch. Fluidyne radiator, third fan. Ansa Pantera GTS exhaust. Engine is aggressive hydraulic cam (235/240) build. Crisp, sharp idle rap. Four-bolt original-numbers-match block, forged pistons, ARP rod bolts, ported quench heads, SS valves, roller rockers, alum water pump, steel dampener, Edelbrock Performer, Holley 700 DP, MSD. Car is very fast, and is fit for shows, pleasure driving, or track. Passed annual tech inspections for track use for 16 years running, most recently May 2006. Interior is original except newly recovered seats, new carpet, near perfect. Lots of sound-proofing. All instruments working. No electrical gremlins. Choose either OEM-type seat belts or 5 point harness. Radio-delete panel presently installed, but is wired for sound system. Includes original tool bag, space-saver spare, cover, owner’s manual. Original intake and air filter assembly included. Mentionable negatives: A/C system is all intact (upgraded Sanden compressor) but does not hold charge very long. Although always garaged, this is not a “garage queen.” Usual road specks around wheel wells and chin for a car that is driven. Paint touched up with airbrush in few spots. Small scratch on right door window. A positive or a negative, depending on your point of view: In the 1987 restoration, enough rust was found to replace rocker panels. Wheel houses were stripped of undercoating and small one-layer metal patches flush-welded in on both sides. Many hours spent sealing the body/chassis to prevent further water intrusion, ending rust worries. Since this is the only time the car was restored and repainted, we know the full history. No surprises. Car was examined in great detail by another Pantera owner and potential buyer few months ago. High compliments, praise.