The Pantera was designed by the Italian design firm Ghia by American-born designer Tom Tjaarda. The Pantera was a steel unibody design, the first instance of De Tomaso using this construction technique.
The Pantera logo included a version of Argentina's flag turned on its side with a T-shaped symbol that was the brand used by De Tomaso's Argentinian cattle ranching ancestors.
The car debuted in Modena in March 1970 and was presented at the 1970 New York Motor Show a few weeks later. Approximately a year later the first production Panteras were sold, and production was increased to three per day.
The first 1971 Panteras were powered by a Ford 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine producing a 330 HP. The high torque provided by the Ford engine reduced the need for excessive gear changing at low speeds: this made the car much less demanding to drive in urban conditions than many of the locally built competitor products.
A ZF transaxle wasmated to the 351 and allows the Pantera to reach 60 MPH in just 5.5 Seconds. Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering were all standard equipment as well.
This freshly restored 1971 Pantera includes its factory tool kit and space saver spare tire. It also has factory headers and factory radio delete.
The 351 Cleveland Engine and ZF Transaxle have been rebuilt and a new Clutch has been installed. This car runs and drives very well.
The interior has been completely redone to original specification with the Dash, Seats, Center Console, Door Panels and Steering wheel being re-wrapped with new leather.
The A/C was charged, blows ice cold and is ready for summer.
Pantera values have been steadily rising and with less than 30,000 original miles, this superb example will not last long.
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