The Lotus Cars Community banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Over 70K into this car with a new engine rebuild (Original engine), 12K paint job, GTS metal flares and a mechanical list a mile long. Drop pan on drivers side for us tall guys. Original interior. All gauges work perfectly, 485 Hp with 490 Lbs. Torque. I have spent hard cash making this a non-blinged, mechanically sound car. With the CHI aluminum heads and the Aluminum radiator, high volume water pump and oil pump the car runs cool and strong.

Chassis stiffing front and rear, new window reg's, A/C upgrade, 12" Pilots and 8" up front with Tajara wheels (Campy's but made by the cars designer). GTS Exhaust, new rubber around doors and front windshield, all new stainless return pipes with all new hoses. New ford distributor and MSD unit. New Pantera prepped holy carb, Yella Terra Rollers, and countess $$ in the engine. 10 over with custom forged pistons. NO rust, and was prepped in all frame areas know to get rust. Car sat in Nevada for 23 years. (Not a good thing except the car didn't rust!!). Super straight.

Just took my wife and I on a 720 Mile trip up to Tahoe and Nevada and I drive it weekly. I would not hesitate to take this across the USA and back. Way more but to lazy to type. I have it all in a spreadsheet.

Dave (831) 674-1895 I'm looking for a 2011 Evora when I sell this. $62,500.00 Firm I have so many pics, email me for more [email protected]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,311 Posts
awesome car! I've always been a huge fan... I was member of PCNC for a while actually.
Simple to work on, bulletproof drive train, and lots of enthusiastic and helpful owners!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,534 Posts
I farkin' LOVE Panteras.

Was in Pebble Beach last year for 'Monterey Week' and wife and I driving up 1 through Big Sur and a caravan of Panteras - maybe 20 - passed us. Wayne Carini (Chasing Classic Cars) was riding shotgun in one. Awesome site.

There was an orange one in the shop when my interior was being done. Fell in love with it. Looks great in yellow! Makes me think 'Ferrari Giallo Fly'

I know Pantera is DeTomaso, but they look so Maserati to me - and that's a good thing!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks guys

LOL I live about 35 miles due East of Big Sur. We have some of the best roads on the planet. Yeah, this car has been a blast. I 'm having some conflicts in that if I do sell it and get a Evora, my wrench time should be next to nil and that might upset me. Although truthfully that's where I'm at on the Pantera. I have done everything there is to do. I call it my Italian/American bastard. The europeans hate them because of the Ford legacy ( no offense there Ferrari) and the Americans thought it was a pompous European car. Poor thing couldn't win. Not to many mid engine cars in 1972 that could do 169MPH and rip the twisties.

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Rear end shots..... not porn but close.

You know the rear end of this car deserves a shot or two or three. Uncle Sam, big article in the Monthly Pantera Rag about Elvis's Pantera and the bullet holes.

Dave
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Oil lake evidence

LOL..... I had a 1 year old custom Aluminum oil pan crack on me. What sucked was when I would fire up the car in the garage to try and trace it, it would never get hot enough to split the crack in the weld. When I would drive it, well let's just say it was a mess for a few days. Pulled the pan and found the crack. Nice thing about buying quality is the guy sent me a brand new one no charge. Now, I'm as try as a bone. I hate oil leaks.

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Yup.... it's true

3 shots from a .38 hand gun. He was pissed because it would not start. Don't be cruel Elvis!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,318 Posts
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top