I've now officially made the room for a Pantera in my garage! Almost bought one last year, been looking at several cars over the last few months, and a couple local cars I can see myself pulling the trigger on... but wanted to see if there's anything out there not listed or coming up for sale before I do. Looking to stay under $80K if possible. Prefer pre-L bumper car, but not a deal-breaker. Don't mind if the car needs some work, actually look forward to having something to work on over the weekends etc, as long as I can drive it while I work on it for the most part. Obviously, rust/corrosion-free is a big plus, as well as recent trans service. Not concerned with stock/originality as I am with reliability; mods/upgrades are always a good thing in my book. I'm in Los Angeles so AC is also a big plus. My email is: riley "at" mosaicla "dot" com
"rust/corrosion free a big plus"
Generally, there is no extra charge (upon purchase) for either the rust or the corrosion... It's after the purchase that it adds to the price!
(As you know...)
Haha. Maybe I should clarify that I'm not looking for free rust and corrosion. I think that would be overreaching on my part anyway.
the big thing are 3 +topics:
1) chassis as good as possilbe ..any real work is easily 30 kUSD may be 50. I mean real chassis work -no dents, on plaster.. all paint thickeness is the 350 to 700 micro range. (see above devices).
2) solid GEAR BOX ..I know is hard to tell as lots of stuff was siting in the garage for 20 years.. if this is the case expect app 5..7k USD as long the axels, the differential and the gear sets are good. Mostly the synch are all gone 5x 350 USD, also the limited slip disks are gone including the gear to it an other 500, plus 2 k repair work. If not you go close or bejond 10 k USD.
3) Completeness of the car and its components... this is not a GM mass production car; parts are avail in particular due to the nice Forum team folks!!!!
3+) ok the engine, understood is a US lower mass production engine, but again it is NOT A GM engine from a cost perspcive! (is a top engine ok!), so expect all x2 on cost comp to a GM. ( I am NOT picking on GM I have Corvette C2 from 67)
did go through all of this.. is a top and unusual car..and worth it.
Happy to help..