There are a bunch of things that are relivant to the purchase price of any car.
I have to think that the most signifigant factors in the case of the Pantera are the quality of the purchaser, and the desireabilaty of the car.
In our world the only way to rate the quality of the customer is with how much money they have to spend. I certainly don't mean how good of a person one is spiritually.
As far as desireabilaty goes if new demand is going to come from the "masses", they need to know that the car exisits first.
That discussion about "what kind of car is it?" is relevant to the selling price of the car.
It would seem that everyone identifies with a "Shelby" now but I will point out that the bigblock "Chevelles" are out pricing them by a price margin of something like 2:1. That is the product identification.
I was getting my GT350 inspected at a "gas station". It was parked next to the air pump waiting to go into the inspection bay.
An older couple was about to drag the air hose over the hood to thier Honda.
When my head popped up and they froze in the act (they didn't know I was there) the woman said defensively, what kind of car is that?
I pointed out that it said SHELBY on it (it's a 68) and she said where is that made Ireland?
It's not just Panteras folks.
The Martians have landed. When I think about that though, they aren't the real problem.
It's the ones from Uranus that are.