Here are an additional pair of threads regarding the same topic:
Basic Things 9/08/08
Buying Advice 2/19/10
I am considering the purchase of a Pantera. I am unsure if it would be smart to buy a total restoration project, or something partially complete, or 100% done. I restored a 1957 Chevy when I was in my twentys (a long time ago). I did partial restoration on a 1957 Corvette that I owned about ten years ago. I know very little about Panteras. I do know I love the look. Always have. Obviously the original car had some problems. I would assume that there is a list of must change improvements. Is there a good book that I can purchase that tells it all? It also appears to me that it can be cheaper purchasing a car complete! Any info or advice would be appreciated.