Pantera Someday, here's a few links to help you "detect" the right Pantera you seek "clues" to "solve" the "case" of Pantera Someday's Pantera Now. I have a few detective buddies, and they aren't in it for the pay. I admire detectives, and that's the hardest job in the police force. So, happy to try and help. But, I'm sure you've uncovered these "leads" already. I went back and tried the link to PCNC's website where they had prepared a list of places to search for Pantera's, but that webpage has been deleted. Alas, it helped me, but I can't find it now. POCA has links to all the POCA chapters, where the local guys sometimes advertize.
If I hear of a GT-5 r clone, I'll contact you. On the subject of GT-5's, I've noticed that the owners have spent lots of money making them "just right" and the asking price has always seemed like a bargain, when I factored in the money spent to do all the work to them. It's almost like they ask what it cost for the modifications and just give the car and labor away. I even considered buying a GT-5 and just doing the body work to convert the fenders back to a standard Pantera. It would have saved lots of money, but I went ahead and just got a standard body Pantera and am ding the upgrades myself as a hobby. I like learning, so I'm learning how to do lots of things I never thought I'd do. I also meet lots of people doing the projects, which is an added benefit. When evaluating GT-5's, it is usually highly desirable to eliminate prosective vehicles with fiberglass fenders and just evaluate GT-5's with metal fenders. That's what I've heard discussed on this BB before. A guy my age had a heart attack two years ago and I said that could be me, so I got a loan on my property and just got one, since I knew it was one of those things I would regret on my death bed. It's brought me a lot more energy to deal with the stress and pressure (competition), so it's turning out to be a bargain. I've also watched Pantera's increase in value, consistently, throughout the years. This means they will continue to escalate in value, and it means they are a good hedge against inflation. Does it sound like I'm encouraging you? It's just good medicine, my man.... Nike says: Just Do It. You only live once, etc. If you get one and sell it, you will find yourself buying another one sooner or later. I say my income from self employment has risen as a direct result of owning a Pantera. See, like a drug addict, I have become more resouceful, and work harder, I get more word of mouth advertizing because I'm a happy guy to deal with, and since I don't have a drug habit, or gambling habit, etc., well, I simply tell myself I need to make an extra $300 to $400 a month to support my Pantera Habit. You may surprise yourself. You are going to be living a little more, I can tell. And more than a few cops have told me they are adrenaline junkies, that they get an adrenaline high when they pull a car over, and that's the part of the job they love, so I'm type casting you with your avitar as an adrenaline junkie, and you're looking at a thrilling adrenaline rush vehicle. Just do it on the track, or I may have to pull you over. (I jest, I'm not a cop, and couldn't pull you over, just having fun.) Happy "detecting" dude! VFI