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Italian bodied and Ford powered this 1974 DeTomaso Pantera is something beyond a "muscle car" or "pony car" and speaks to its Italian name which means "Panther". Its sharp angular body and low profile is similar to that of many European cars of its time, but behind the front seat sits an American powered 351 C.I. Cleveland V8 built by Ford.This particular Pantera is believed to be one of just 17 or 18 supposed "Super Panteras" built by Hall Pantera located in Los Angeles, CA area. According to the Hall Pantera website and their November 2011 newsletter, "The Super Pantera were cars built for special clients that wanted the best of the best. I believe we built 17 of this magnificent Pantera's. The cars had unique interiors, custom paint, and aluminum engines with lots of horsepower." Although we have been unable to 100% confirm the validity of this Pantera being a "Hall Ultra Pantera", the previous owner claims it was and the heirs of the Hall Pantera company cannot confirm or deny the possibility.The car has many of the components found in a Hall Ultra Pantera and certainly matches the exterior styling found on the "Super Panteras" with regards to the GT- 5S package.
Painted a custom metallic silver over a two-tone black and tan interior this Pantera is a refreshing take on the plethora of red Panteras that seem to pop up on the market.The body is extremely straight and the paint is free of any noticeable cosmetic defects. The stock engine featured deep-breathing heads patterned after the very successful Boss 302 design, 4-barrel carburetion and 4-bolt main bearing caps. The 351 C.I. Cleveland V8 was mated to a ZF fully synchronized 5-speed transaxle with limited slip, and rated at 310 horsepower in stock form, although this Pantera is believed to be modified in excess of 500 horsepower. All of the expected race-inspired components are present: fully independent suspension with upper and lower A-Arms, coil-over shock absorbers, front and rear sway bars, 4-wheel power disc brakes, and rack-and-pinion steering.
Ford ended their importation of Panteras to the US in 1975, having sold roughly 5,500 cars in the United States, so rest assured this is not a car you are likely to see on the road.With low production numbers and a unique design it is a safe bet that the DeTomaso Pantera will continue to appreciate in valueover time.Whether you like the wide angular body, the large rear tires, or the mid-rear mounted Ford engine this Pantera will surely turn heads and bring a smile to your face.