This left hand drive De Tomaso Pantara is an early and restored 1972 example finished in the superb combination of two-tone grey and black paintwork with a black leather interior. This Pantera was comprehensively restored approximately 10 years ago and there are bills and receipts in the history file totalling $50,000. Photographs of the restoration show the car stripped back to bare metal and suggest this was a nut and bolt rebuild. The previous owner decided that the original 351 cubic inch Ford V8 was not sufficient, so this one is powered by a Ford 420 cubic inches (7,327cc) 'stroker' mated to the original 5-speed ZF gearbox. ‘The addition of big-block power in a small-block package makes this car feel invincible on the street.’ Although not 100% original, the engine is still a Ford unit and provides a refined and very impressive driving experience. The exhaust system is a work of art giving an exceptional V8 noise. The car was imported to the UK in 2015 and the bodywork is still in very good condition with excellent paintwork and shut lines. The interior is delightfully original and is presented in lovely re-trimmed order. The engine bay suggests no expense was spared during the rebuild and the mid-engined V8 certainly takes centre stage and the Campagnolo wheels have been nicely refurbished. and is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2017 and a large file containing invoices and photographs of the restoration. The prospective new owner will get the best of both worlds, stunning seventies supercar styling with performance figures that could embarrass many modern cars.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, DeTomaso|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||December 7, 2016 8:10 pm|