Tuesday, June 2, 2015

20k: A Musical Interlude: 1971 DeTomaso Pantera GTS

Babe, gas station's so far away
There's something I just have to say
I don't think I can hide when I'm drivin' inside
Another day, knowin' I'll own you
And I, I'm getting too close again
I want to see your wide rear end
If I drive you tonight when I turn at the light
And walk away knowin' I crashed you?

Oversteer might take me by surprise and make me realize, Pantera!
I'm gonna counter steer right away, and the back end'll go another way,  Pantera!
I'm gonna tank-slap it like a van and make you understand, Pantera!  I own you...

Find this 1971 DeTomaso Pantera GTS here on eBay currently bidding for $26,400 with a few hours to go.


I feel like today's the day
I'm lookin' for the words to say
Do your tires wanna be free, are you aimin' for that tree
To slide this way
I don't wanna lose you
So, it may be too soon, I know
Momentum takes so long to grow
If I tell you today will you turn that way
And let me go?
I don't wanna crash you

Fiberglass repair bills'll take me by surprise and make me realize, Pantera!
I'm gonna tell you right away, I can't wait another day, Pantera!
I'm gonna sell you to a man and make you understand, Pantera!


You and I
I know that I love that V8
And I swear, I swear it's a Cleveland
Transaxle doesn't add much weight
You, you and u-joints
We can share a life together
It's now or never
And tomorrow I'll buy a Z28

And, feelin' the way I do
I don't wanna wait my whole life through
To say I once owned you.



My apologies to Bostontips@dailyturismo.com

19 comments:

  1. You have a lovely singing voice, V.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/fgF94HY.gif?1[/img]

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  2. Sticking to the music theme, my friends dad owns this one
    [img]http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1982_DeTomaso_Pantera_GT5_Stage_3_Take_Five_Poster_For_Sale_resize.jpg[/img]

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    1. That's some serious sax and violence, there.

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  3. A new Level, of Confidence,
    and Power!

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  4. That rose in price quickly.

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  5. it looks and sounds like a kit car to me and ended at $ 42 K (price not met)

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  6. Pantera original edition:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/De_Tomaso_Pantera_GT5.jpg

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  7. AND Pantera UK edition:

    http://www.simoncars.co.uk/detomaso/slides/De%20Tomaso%20Pantera%20GT5%20front.jpg

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  10. Thanks for all those links, I still think that the kit takes a lovely well-designed road car and makes it look like a kit car. Like a beautiful woman with fake blonde hair, breast implants, silicone lips. beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder!

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  11. Why didnt you just rewrite a pantera song? "I ask you please just give (me and this car) 5 MINUTES ALONE!!!! DUH NA NA DUH NA NA !!!!" !

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    1. "I will unlock my italian supercar, and drive right through the cemetary.....GATES!!!!!"

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    2. One more , sorry. " RE! SPECT! THE 351 CLEVLAND!!! WHAT DID YOU SAY? YOU CAN BEAT ME WITH YOUR CIVIC? NO WAY PUNK!!!

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  12. I just spent the last 2 hours googling De Tomaso and I don't regret a minute of it.

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    1. You have the cars that got him noticed, the Vallelunga and the Mangusta.

      You have the car that got Ford to buy him out and develop it into a first approximation of a real car, the Pantera.

      And then Ford threw the fish back in the pond and he never did anything that mattered again.

      My opinion, of course...

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