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Pantera. This is a supplement to my post yesterday

Pantera. This is a supplement to my post yesterday

techieric

OK, whats the story?? Looks like a rust-free shell and most of the running gear. Was it someone's restoration project that never got finished?


lorencjackson

Yes. And they sold the barn. I have known this person since high school and worked with him in the ‘80s when I got a chance to drive it. They know i do auto repair and resto


techieric

Good on ya!!! Great find. Keep posting pix, ok?


rockstarz7509

You drove it 30 years ago? Damn that’s cool


pancakes8u

Or 40 depending on when in the 80s


DeepSeaDynamo

I would hope its rust free arnt these fiberglass?


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guarks

And many of them are rusted out rags. Hard to fix because it's monocoque.


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guarks

No, she's a beaut


Busterlimes

Everything can be repaired with the right tools, skills and knowledge.


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Busterlimes

Yes, when you need to repair areas it requires you to cut and fabricate a new piece to replace the original.


lonewanderer812

Yeah but the problem with the pantera specifically is it's not a body on frame car like an old nova or something. It's a lot more complex than welding in new floor pans.


Busterlimes

I still stand by my statement.


SpudsUlik

That’s a vulgar display of power!


RainierCamino

Once it's running and driving I'd like 5 minutes alone with it


BigGuyWhoKills

I'd Walk it


Narples82

Thanks for bringing it back from the Cemetery Gates.


SpudsUlik

Once the car is completed, it will be far beyond driven!


boidestroyee

Thank you sir


nouniquenamesleft2

engine still feels warm


Woodyville06

I hope there is more included than just a body shell and engine/trans. I can imagine that minor trim and parts are painfully rare and obscenely expensive.


lorencjackson

It came with everything but the windshield and the front bumper. I got a windshield this week.


Kiddierose

Please post regular updates. I’m excited for this one


lorencjackson

It’s going to be a while. I have a couple projects ahead of it. Had to pull the trigger because it could not stay where it was. They sold the farm


guarks

Good shit. Hope to follow your progress. You have a real gem with that body.


HavanaDays

Keep up the updates. This is one of those cars from the bedroom posters from being a kid. Awesome ride.


GreggPDX

I love seeing a clean straight body like this. I bought a push-button, euro model years ago and it turned out to be a rust bucket. Someone had hidden it well, and I didn’t know enough to see the rust. It was a car that truly wanted to be driven in anger. Puttering around town was painful, but opening it up in the back-roads was pure heaven. Mine had the original 351 with Aussie heads and GTS exhaust. It was a beast! I had some estimates for repairing the rust and they literally were higher than the value of the car, so I sold it. I told the buyer it had rust issues, but he didn’t seem to care, I hope it worked out for him. I miss the car a lot, but it was probably the smart decision.


Atrium268

i’d do unspeakable things to own a Pantera


lorencjackson

I sold a Corvette and dipped into savings, so yea


elevencharles

I love Panteras, I would way rather have one of these than any other Italian sports car.


EditorExtreme672

One of my favorite cars ever. Favorite bands too. Upvote for pantera!


JoshyingJoshyJosh

You have an ig build page for it?


Thrall_So_Hard

So what's that engine you're dropping in it?


lorencjackson

The original 351c. It was rebuilt when the car was being restored. Been sitting since then (1997- I did the math wrong when I said 27 years)


um_ognob

Man, it would take some serious up-front investment, but if there was a way to re-license that car you could make millions! Might have to do some leg-work and find some investors! But anyway, back in reality, good luck with the build! Looking forward to seeing your progress.


Thrall_So_Hard

Nice shooting for a real resto then? As an aside I’d love to see one of these with a fuel injected Coyote in it. Edit: A quick Google found one though it's definitely more restomod than resto: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1972-detomaso-pantera-coyote-wolfs-clothing/


L3dZepper

Congrats. Got to work on one in my green years wrenching, they are awesome cars. Very similar to the GT40s.


MrFourhundredtwenty

Great car and a great project! And a very good way to both get an emotional value as well as an economical one out of it. Especially when you put 110% of your energy into it. Compared to other rather average project cars with only a lot of emotional value and a possible dilemma when it comes to the point of putting way more money into it than you could possibly ever get out of it, this car definitely has the potential to actually become much more valuable than the sum of all the work and parts you need to rebuild it. Sounds like you’re the right person for the job. Good luck from my side, enjoy the sweat and tears and everything around the whole process!


brianbot5000

There's a red Pantera somewhere in my neighborhood. You see it around on sunny days. Such a great looking car, still looks good after this many years! Good luck on your resto!


kelly_mangoblin

That is going to be a bad ass project. Please continue to update


TheBurningBeard

Bare metal and clear coat ftw


Ryantacular

🙌🏼


TheRiceDevice

In that first pic, I thought it was that Lotus Submarine car from the Roger Moore James Bond film.


rubythunder

This thing is my new favourite car


AliasUndercover

You got a Pantera? You lucky dog!


I_Stabbed_Jon_Snow

Mind if I ask what you paid for all of it?


lorencjackson

I am not saying right now, but if I change my mind, I’ll get back to you. Slightly more than it’s worth. But opportunity knocked.


I_Stabbed_Jon_Snow

It’s hard for me to put a price on being able to hand build my own Pantera from almost all original pieces. That’s something that only a few people on earth get to do, so whatever you paid I’d probably agree it was worth it.


Caraddict49

Wow that's a great project! You'll have to show us when it's done!


ponyboarder

Dream car stuff here.


anywhereat

This needs a Vulgar Display of Power.


myperfectmeltdiwn

Good luck!!!


quikniq

OUCH, that poor hood!


BigOlGodTittys

Awesome car! I love em, had the chance to work on one a couple months ago! [pantera](https://imgur.com/gallery/Bajfnu9)


StrawberrySlapNutz

Thanks for sharing more pictures, you've got a great thing going on there! Seeing that engine reminds of working on his together, he appreciated having a smaller pair of kid hands around to reach some tight spots, like getting to the distributor to adjust the timing. His had a Holly with mechanical secondaries, a Mallory Uni-lite distributor, a custom exhaust that I think came from Hall Pantera, and we also thought it probably had an aftermarket cam in it, but we never had the motor apart to check. I'm going to enjoy following this project, please keep us posted!


Busterlimes

Wait, are those kit cars?


adudeguyman

no


Busterlimes

Didnt think so LOL


lorencjackson

No, but they sure look like it.


bhbull

Good luck! See other projects on the go, but this one is really cool, don’t see many...


408mach1

This is an absolute dream of mine! I love Fords, I love European and American cars, I LOVE Clevelands. This has it all! Please continue to post pics as you go. I’m sure there are plenty of Cleveland guys with more knowledge than me, but if you need anything along the way, shoot me a message.... not that you seem like you need any help, it looks like you know what’s up.


folerr

I got excited for a second thought it was an AMX 3 body. I recall some dude has the cast to make them and was selling them on the internet.


Rocox03

Awesome build!