Stock # EV609
Mileage: 46,154
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1973 DeTomaso Pantera L

46,154 Miles

RESTORED & Largely Original

Numbers Matching 351ci

Lowered Seat Pans

MARTI REPORT

Functional AC

Vin #THPNNA06044

Original Color: Silver (1 of only 98 silver '73s!)

Original Interior: Black

What We Know:

We purchased this car from an older gentleman in Wisconsin who is a real Pantera fanatic. This car was the 18th Pantera he has owned, and certainly not the last. We had a beautiful red Pantera last year, and have been aching for another ever since that car sold. Since taking delivery of this car, we have had to do very little but enjoy it. The previous owner kept the car in tip-top shape. We changed the oil, mounted an original set of Goodyear Arrivas, gave the mechanicals a thorough once-over, and began driving the car. The previous owner routinely showed the car, taking home a number of small-time show trophies in the process.

The Exterior:

Factory silver cars are hard to come by, with only 98 silver Panteras produced for the 1973 model year. While it now wears a respray in a slightly darker shade, this car actually was originally a silver car, as shown on the Marti Report. Paint was done to a very high standard; the finish is fantastic. There are very, very few blemishes to note. You will note a small chip on the forward portion of the hood (from raising hood into bumper) in the photos/video, we have since fixed this. On the passenger side there is a 1” spot at the very bottom corner of the rear quarter, where it meets the rear corner of the door, that has a couple tiny blisters in the paint. Glass is all clear and crack-free and appears to be original. Weatherstripping is all excellent. . Black pieces all shine with a nice deep black. The front bumper was originally plastic on these cars; this car wears a more solid and less prone-to-fade fiberglass bumper. Correct Campagnolo wheels are in excellent condition, with no damage or signs of age, and wear correct Goodyear Arriva tires. Arrivas are in nice shape but are older, so we'd recommend mounting more modern tires before putting much mileage on the car.

The Interior:

For anyone taller than 5'10”, an original Pantera is cramped and uncomfortable. However, this particular car has had the seat pans lowered by three inches. For taller folks, this is an absolute game-changer. It increases driveability tremendously. There's a lot to like about the interior; original seats are in excellent shape. No scuffs, tears, or discoloring. Dash is near perfect, with only a very minor split mid-ship. Exceptionally nice overall. The R134a AC is fully functioning and will keep you nice and cool inside the cockpit. Original Steering wheel was replaced by a Lecarra, which we love and meshes with the original interior perfectly. Pantera-branded floormats and forward trunk mat are in excellent shape. Side carpets appear original while the bottom pieces were replaced during restoration. Odometer reads 46,154 miles and is believed accurate based on known ownership history and overall condition of the car. All powered systems are functional; this includes pop-up headlamps, Blaupunkt radio, all gauges, wipers, signals, interior lights, blower, defrost, and AC. Switches show in excellent condition. Overall, this is one of the cleanest Pantera interiors we've laid eyes on.

Under the Hood / Under the Car:

This car retains its original Cleveland 351 and 5spd ZF transaxle, engine number 87405151. Proper modifications were done to make this car an excellent driver. Cooling efficiency has been boosted by an updated radiator and hi flow cooling fan, along with a high flow water pump. It has an upgraded MSD pro-Billet Distributor and Coil. The OEM A/C condenser was replaced along with the cooling fan. Exhaust manifolds/headers are original and we believe the mufflers are original as well. The car runs nice and cool with NO overheating problems even in traffic and warm weather. It idles smooth and steady with a nice quiet (relatively) exhaust note. The engine is smoke-free and runs very well. The clutch engages smoothly on takeoff and shifts are clean and smooth, as to be expected from the ZF.

On the Road

One of our favorite things about this car is that many of the “factory nuances” have been massaged out. The car fires up with ease, does not overheat no matter what you throw at it, revs without any excessive smoke, and is really just a confidence inspiring driver across the board. The previous owner personally drove the car to a number of shows with his wife and was never let down with any mechanical failures. Our road tests further supports his claims. The 351 makes great power and, with its positioning just behind the driver's head, makes its presence known. The car tracks straight both under acceleration and braking. This is truly a car that you can purchase and confidently take out for a long stretch of the legs. We do recommend replacing the original Arriva tires before doing so though, as we mounted them because of the fantastic look and of course the originality factor paired with the Campagnolo wheels.

1973 De Tomaso

Pantera

Offered at:

$85,500

Stock # EV609