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    Merry Christmas to all UCP-members

    I'm trying to post more pictures of classic cars now. They are a lot harder to find (espacially in Hi-Res) and seem to be more appreciated. These 6 come from the hp of an american workshop.

    A little about this car:

    Built in 1972 (1st series) and was produced by DeTomaso in Modena (the very first examples which were built in Vignale had push-button door-handles, not rectangular like this one)

    US-spec can be identified by mph speedo and also blacked out bottomline (L "lusso" trim).

    This car has the 351 Cleveland engine with 4-times carburettor (4V) outputting maximum of 248 hp (185 kW) but the last owner replaced parts in order to push it to over 330 hp

    Replaced stock 15 inch with detailed original 17 x 8 inch "Campo" rims


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    The dark blue one is a GTS off the series after 1974 when Ford cut cooperation with DeTomaso.

    This car has a different steeringwheel , rims with bodycolourpainted crossed multispokes, widened frontwings and rearfenders, frontvalance and rockers integrated into bodywork.

    Judging from the body I would say it is the first evolution GTS (started in 1973 which came only with widebodykit and maybe a little frontspoilerlip but not so deep, integrated and large like on the pictures). I'm also pretty sure that it was built before 1980 (the later GTS had ducts in the rearfenders, restyled taillights, retractable twin-projector headlights, sidemirrors fitted on the triangle-frontsidewindows and an optional wing in Countach-style)

    It is either one of the so called post-Ford Panteras (in 1975-76 DeTomaso used body-in-whites from Carrozzeria Vignale) or a model produced between 1977-1978 (with bodys from Carrozzeria Maggiora in Turin which were way lower quality).

    Spec for the european market (km/h speedometer).

    Not sure about the wheels: seem to be original but I guess not stock...

    What do you think?
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    All those Panteras weren't built before 1979.

    Because of failures in the bodywork DeTomaso stopped cooperation with Carrozzeria Maggiora and changed over to use body-in-whites from Carrozzeria Embo (located in the same town).

    The first 2 pics show the GTS reworked the 2nd time. They have vents in front of the rear wheelarches covered by blades painted in bodycolour. The black one is US-spec (rectangular sidemarkers) with the old "Campo" rims, the silver car is european market (round frontside indicator), has concave bended to the inside rims, reshaped matte black rearviewmirrors and doorhandles.

    The images with bright red Pantera show GT5 version (introduced in 1979). The main difference to the GTS is the 351 Windsor engine (adapted from the Australian Ford Falcon series) outputting at least 350 horsepower. From the exterior you should note the wide sidesills (first seen on GTS Gruppo 3 racecar) and the rearwing. It has restyled taillights (which seem to be only available for the US-market). The owner of this car also did some modifications: The front comes with a dee for towing, removed frontbumperpanels, fogs, hoodblades, the sides have scoops fitted over the vents behind the rearsidewindows and the rear lost its bumper.

    Last 2 show the ultra-rare GT5 S. This one lacks sidesills, has again restyled sidemirrors, an all-over white paintjob and a little differerent rearwing than the GT5.

    The last gen 1 Panteras were produced in 1990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeahone View Post
    All of these Panteras weren't built before 1979.

    Because of failures in the bodywork DeTomaso stopped cooperation with Carrozzeria Maggiora and changed over to use body-in-whites from Carrozzeria Embo (located in the same town).

    The first 2 pics show the GTS reworked the 2nd time. They have vents in front of the rear wheelarches covered by blades painted in bodycolour. The black one is US-spec (rectangular sidemarkers) with the old "Campo" rims, the silver car is european market (round frontside indicator), has concave bended to trhe inside rims and reshaped matte black rearviewmirrors and doorhandles.

    The images with bright red Pantera show GT5 version (introduced in 1979). The main difference to the GTS is the 351 Windsor engine (adapted from the Australian Ford Falcon series) outputting at least 350 horsepower. From the exterior you should note the wide sidesills (first seen on GTS Gruppo 3 racecar) and the rearwing. It has restyled taillights (which seem to be only available for the US-market). The owner of this car also did some modifications: The front comes with a dee for towing, removed frontbumperpanels, fogs, hoodblades, the sides have scoops fitted over the vents behind the rearsidewindows and the rear lost its bumper.

    Last 2 show the ultra-rare GT5 S. This one lacks sidesills, has again restyled rearviewmirrors, an all-over white paintjob and a little differerent rearwing than the GT5.

    The last gen 1 Panteras were produced in 1990.
    i've always loved the pantera. though there are issues with them, they offer almost what a ferrari 308 does, as well as being visually very similar, but being a bit more of a brute. i remember maybe 10 years ago, there was a guy doing the car show rounds and car mag shoots with a yellow pantera, our ozzy crew may recall it. it was a beautiful car. this guy obviously got it sorted out and poured alot of money into it to get it operating right. i'd say if he had a mrs (which i dont think he did) she would have been a very distant second best to the pantera!. google might have some info on it. almost had the number plate then. if i think of it i will post it.

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    Thanks Yeahone, Nice pic's. I love this car as well.

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    Wow, Man of Steel. Hard to keep up with this material. But I have a try

    BTW, do you know what happened to the steeringwheel on pic 3 in post #52 ?
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    Photo 6 shows last produced 1st generation Pantera: 1990 GT5 Euro-Spec
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    No idea what happened with the steering wheel, didn't even noticed it before :-)

    A few more then.

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    Last one. Notice the license plate.

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    ^^^ Clever in that SoCal way, but guess spelling isn't the owner's strong suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeahone View Post
    The dark blue one is a GTS off the series after 1974 when Ford cut cooperation with DeTomaso.

    This car has a different steeringwheel , rims with bodycolourpainted crossed multispokes, widened frontwings and rearfenders, frontvalance and rockers integrated into bodywork.

    Judging from the body I would say it is the first evolution GTS (started in 1973 which came only with widebodykit and maybe a little frontspoilerlip but not so deep, integrated and large like on the pictures). I'm also pretty sure that it was built before 1980 (the later GTS had ducts in the rearfenders, restyled taillights, retractable twin-projector headlights, rearviewmirrors fitted on the triangle-frontsidewindows and an optional wing in Countach-style)

    It is either one of the so called post-Ford Panteras (in 1975-76 DeTomaso used body-in-whites from Carrozzeria Vignale) or a model produced between 1977-1978 (with bodys from Carrozzeria Maggiora in Turin which were way lower quality).

    Spec for the european market (km/h speedometer).

    Not sure about the wheels: seem to be original but I guess not stock...

    What do you think?
    1979 DeTomaso Pantera Group 3

    5,763 cc overhead valve V-8 engine, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower wishbones with coil springs, adjustable shock absorbers and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, radius rod and anti-roll bar, four-wheel vented disc brakes. Wheelbase: 99"

    - One of very few factory Group 3 Panteras built
    - Late production example with more aggressive Group 4 bodywork
    - Matching numbers
    - Complete with copy of original invoice

    A successor to and improvement on the earlier Mangusta, the mid-engined Pantera made its world debut in 1970. Of the 7,260 Panteras produced over a 20-year run, Competition Coupés are the rarest examples, built for the FIA Group 4 sports car racing class (where it would contend with Ferraris and Porsches) as well as the less demanding Group 3 specification, which catered to the privateer gentleman drivers.

    As rules mandated that few items could be changed on Group 3 cars, these cars, in contrast to their Group 4 siblings, were completely road legal. The Cleveland V-8 remained in place, fitted with a free-flow exhaust system and built to the same spec as the European Panteras, developing 300 bhp. Improvements included reinforced wishbones and a heavier duty clutch, to name a few modifications, as well as lightweight bucket seats. For racing, the client could request a number of additional upgrades from the factory, including a roll cage, quick fuel filler, retaining straps for the rear bodywork and more. Later on in production, flared wheel arches, a chin spoiler and 10-inch wide rear wheels could be ordered as well. The Group 3 Panteras proved themselves extremely successful race and hill-climb competitors throughout the 1970s. Although the exact number built is unknown, many sources quote 36 as the total number.

    Chassis 09139, the stunning Pantera offered here, is one of the limited few factory Group 3 cars built, and as a late production example, it was fitted with the more aggressive, optional Group 4 bodywork, including flared wheel arches and wider wheels. Delivered new to Vienna, Austria, the car was fitted with a special high compression 400-bhp V-8 engine with an improved valve train, large 12-litre oil pan, stronger oil sump, Group 3 exhaust and four-piston Girling brakes. It was reportedly used in a few club races before being sold to another Austrian owner in 1984. The car was fully restored in the late 1980s. We are informed the car runs and drives very well and comes complete with a copy of its original invoice and Austrian papers. 09139 offers the sports car enthusiast the best possible combination of qualities – a sexy Italian body, a reliable and powerful American V-8 and the rarity of limited production. All this Group 3 Pantera requires now is another gentleman driver with a penchant for hill climbs and club racing.


    Source: RM Auctions

    Mystery solved

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    Thanks, Man of Steel. Always thought that Group (Gruppo) 3 and 4 were only available in racing trim and not street legal.

    About the issue with the steeringwheel (pic 3, post #52) : Maybe that is were the designers of current Volkswagen interiors got inspired from...

    Last shots of Gen 1 Panteras. At first I didn't want to post the photos the light blue car. The owner replaced sidemirrors with M3 parts (well, you can see he lives in germany ) and somehow a windshield spoiler from Pantera Si or Maserati Shamal has been attached, too. And than there seems to be something wrong with those wheels...
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