1971 DeTomaso Pantera

A finely preserved and rare Pre-L Pantera finished in correct original colors. Discreetly upgraded to deliver breathtaking performance.​

Built at the end of 1971, this De Tomaso Pantera is a desirable Pre-L model that presents in very attractive, highly original condition inside and out. This car comes out of 14 years in a prominent collection, prior to which it was in the hands of an obsessively meticulous collector who performed a full mechanical rebuild to his exacting standards. Largely unrestored save for a respray in the original white, this chrome-bumper model features the pure, undiluted styling of the early models and is considerably rarer than the later, federal-bumper Pantera L. The Ghia-built coachwork is straight and smart, with crisp features and very good fit on the doors and deck lids. The paintwork quite attractive overall – showing just a few very minor touchups upon close inspection. Importantly, the body retains the correct original chrome bumpers, aluminum wiper arms, and original plated side-view mirrors; all of which present in fine unrestored condition. The car rides on factory Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels, which were designed specifically for De Tomaso, and have become a signature of the Pantera and its successors.

The interior presents in outstanding condition, with original, hard-wearing black upholstery on the seats, door panels and rear bulkhead. The upholstered dash is similarly excellent, benefitting from proper care and limited sun exposure. De Tomaso-branded Veglia instruments are all in place and in excellent condition – with their distinct green numerals on black faces appearing crystal clear. The factory Italian switchgear is in fine fettle, and the console even retains a period correct Becker Europa mounted in the distinct vertical layout. The carpets are believed to be excellent originals, and have been protected by good quality overmats. Even the correct steering wheel remains in place – something rarely seen on any Pantera, particularly the early models such as this………………………………………………

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