Hello,
I have been offered an early - european ? - Pantera (#1227, year 1971) and I wonder if there is some history known about this particular example, and also the type of the engine ? It is said that the mileage is below 30000 miles.
(I am not sure how to post pictures when the image is not online...Maybe someone can explain). Thank you!
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Modifications that I can see:
Air cleaner, carb, steering wheel, seats, seat belts, rear deck spoiler, outside door mirrors, script on dash (although I am not sure with a pushbutton)radio, shifter knob, gauge between the two dash pods (again not sure with a push button car), cleaned and painted engine bay area, looks like no rear bumpers in the last pic but can't be sure. Did push button cars not come with rectangular side marker lights as well? The front is round and the rear seems to be missing. Also no black paint on the power rocker panel and the seams look like they are filled in. Side gill fins look like they are painted (highlighted) Experts?.....
Wow, many details that I coudn't pick ; steering wheel and gear lever knob are easily visible but not very worrying for me. The seller says "optional Mangusta seats"...I have never seen this kind of seat, though.
I am quite sure that I have seen early push-buttons without the rectangular side markers. The wheels should be single-slot, or I may be wrong...?
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Side gill fins look like they are painted (highlighted)

That is correct for a '71. The cowl grills were also "highlighted"

The wheels should be single slot.

The dash 1 ZF has been replaced with a dash 2.

The rear camber bar should be straight, not angled up.

Rear decklid struts have been replaced.

John
Don't the early cars have three a/c vents and defroster vents in the dash?

Should the wiper grills have exposed fasteners? I did see those sold as "billet" wipers grills at Precision Proformance and presumed those were aftermarket parts?

Do you have better pictures of those seats? I thought Mangusta seats had vertical pleats to match the console?
I have a PB on the registry - # 1329 - carb and manifold/ filter and little mods otherwise it's the US version. I have had it refurbished mechanically, otherwise left it original/ "aged". New tires on the single slots are TB Michelin correct aspect ratio.
- nice car you shared.
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Don't the early cars have three a/c vents and defroster vents in the dash?

Should the wiper grills have exposed fasteners? I did see those sold as "billet" wipers grills at Precision Proformance and presumed those were aftermarket parts?


No, the euro market pushbuttons had 2 vents originally. The extra vent was a us update.


Yes, early pushbuttons have exposed fasteners on the wiper gills
Very nice Pantera. I like it. Very enlightening in many respects. I almost feel like it is a "black tie" Pantera and what one would drive to the Casino where as mine would get regulated to race garages and unloaded off of the race transporter? Wink

Maybe I'm ready for my James Bond Tux now?

Where would I feel most at home? Hum? Smiler
At least in the U.S, Panteras came without headlight bulbs or mirrors. Probably to keep the advertised price down. DeTomaso said it was because each country had its own rules so most would have gotten replaced anyway. Dealers here used in-stock Ford mirrors on both sides as part of the dealer prep.

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