An outstanding Pantera L restored to a high standard in original colors. Excellent cosmetics and superb performance from the Ford 351 V8. A thrilling and enjoyable Italian-American hybrid for rallies and driving events.
This 1973 De Tomaso Pantera L is a superb example, beautifully presented in its original shade of Giallo over Black interior. An outstanding car, this Pantera remains true to its intended form, free of modifications that otherwise spoil the fabulous original Tom Tjaarda styling. The later L (for Lusso) model is readily identified by the full-width black bumpers and lower front air dam, which not only improved crash protection but also provided some much-needed downforce at the front to prevent the high-speed lift that afflicted earlier models. The yellow paintwork (code V502) is exceptionally well done, applied to a straight and crisply detailed body. Panel fit is excellent, and the detailing includes original badges, lamps, and fittings. The previous owners have resisted the urge to fit larger wheels and tires, retaining the marvelous factory Campagnolo alloys, wrapped in BF Goodrich radial tires for a pleasing balance between period looks and modern performance.