Hey Pantera people,
Hopefully this is the right forum for this sort of question. My father passed away about 3 years ago and I inherited his 1971 Pantera (as well as a 1937 Buick Century). The Century has more sentimental value to me and is more "practical" for my living situation so I'm looking to sell the Pantera but I'm finding it difficult to place a value on it and also I don't know the best way to sell a valuable car like this so any advice you might have would be much appreciated! The last time that I know the car was running was 2015.
Like I said its a 1971 Pantera, one of the first 75 to be brought to the US according to my dad (I think the pushbuttons are an indicator of that?).
VIN: THPNLE01376 Edit: had the 3 and 7 swapped...
He was the only owner from brand new until it became mine and the car has always resided in Los Angeles. He did a fair amount of work to the car over the years, both cosmetic and mechanical. I've got invoices of most if not all of the work but they are a bit difficult to interpret. I guess part of what I'm hung up on is whether or not the work done would affect the value much, either negatively or positively.
Cosmetically, he got rid of the louvres behind the windows, fancied up the engine compartment, swapped out the wheels (still has the set of Campagnolos in the garage) lowered the floor pan so his head didn't hit the roof, 5 point harnesses, and probably other stuff.
Mechanically, there is a big list of stuff and I'm not sure what the current state is. I know they did things like balancing and blueprinting the engine, hypereutectic pistons, nitrous tank, etc... I could scan the invoices if anyone was interested in trying to interpret, haha.
Anyways, its taken me a while to work up the nerve to start this process... definitely feels weird trying to sell his car that was around for my whole life but I know it's the right thing to do. Gotta get this into the hands of someone who has time to get it right and enjoy it. Let me know what you folks think and I'll try to answer any questions that might be helpful. Heck maybe some of you even knew my dad, he was pretty active in the car scene.
Thanks for taking the time to read all that!