Monday, September 19, 2016

Some Welding Required: 1972 DeTomaso Pantera

I really want to love this next car because the DeTomaso Pantera is one of my dream cars and this one is cheap...but it might be more of a nightmare before it is done...just take a close look at some of the photos and judge for yourself.  Find this 1972 DeTomaso Pantera offered for $25,000 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.



For the uninitiated, the the DeTomaso Pantera (Italian for Panther) was a Tom Tjaarda (notable for penning the VW Karmann Ghia, Ferrari 365 GT California, Fiat 124 Spider, Ford Maverick, 82' Chrysler LeBaron, etc) designed coupe that used a mid engine mounted Ford 351 Cleveland V8 to push around its Italian built body. Prices are healthy...so why is this one so cheap...it doesn't look that bad on the outside.


Ah, there it is.  This thing looks like it was used as a daily driver by Swap Thing for a few decades, and that is what we can see.  Imagine what lurks under the rust you can see in the unibody Pantera monocoque...but at $25k asking, this could be worth your time if you know somebody who can weld.


See another low priced Italian exotic? tips@dailyturismo.com

3 comments:

  1. If ever a car screamed "parts car" it would be this one.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't know why, but there are always a couple of these on craigslist in seattle.
    $90K Pantera

    ReplyDelete
  3. I see that Gas Monkey has one for there latest project that there putting an ECOBOOST V-6 out of a Ford truck with 130K on it they paid somewhere in the 27K for the car looked pretty good but what they found under the paint was pretty bad rust and body damage.

    ReplyDelete

Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint Eastwood...it don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="http://www.IMAGE_LINK.com" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.