Wed Oct 23 2013 14:25:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
If you want to be inconspicuous, you certainly would not want to be driving this very rare 1971 De Tomaso Pantera with flared fenders and the whales-tail! It is one awesome looking piece of automotive art. This is a very very early production car, number 77 off the assembly line, with a super powerful 351 Cleveland Ford V8 engine, a ZF 5 speed transmission / trans-axle, with Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering, and factory air!!! These early cars are known as push button cars because of the push button exterior door handles. It was updated to look more like the GTS Panteras with the aggressive flairs and distinctive whales tail spoiler on the rear. The engine was completely built to Pantera standards or better. This Beautiful car was restored back in the late 80's after it was a stolen recovery. It still looks as awesome as it did the day it was restored!! Unlike the 71 Pantera Elvis owned, this one does not have bullet holes in the dash!!! She's sporting an aggressive set of Perilli's with Super-wides on the rear. You certainly do not have to worry about meeting yourself at a traffic light in this sporty beast. Popular Mechanics did an amazing car test for their March 1981 issue that they called the "Million Dollar Car Test". They collected one of every super car of the era and put them through a grueling test with famous drivers like Sterling Moss and Phil Hill. And after all the dust settled the winner was ....... the bad boy of the group the de Tomaso Pantera. Even more interesting, the Pantera used was one of the 1981 models that was not very fast compared to the earlier production models! It comes with current Georgia Registration. GA is a non title state on older vehicles.