The Evil Pantera

As the hunt for spotlight-worthy cars continued at Daikoku PA’s New Year gathering last week, I ran across a group of De Tomaso Panteras.

Just like the Mazda Cosmo Sport I showed you a couple of days ago, this mid-engined Italian sports car was a bit of rare find, so I couldn’t resist taking a closer look.

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Panteras have always been of great interest to me, something to do with their steel monocoque chassis, ZF 5-speed transmission with gated shifter, and visually stunning styling cues that can only be found in ’70s-styled sports machines.

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The riveted-on fiberglass fenders that the later models incorporated not only serve a functional purpose, but do wonders for adding that little extra aggression that the earlier models lacked.

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I’m also a fan of the duckbill spoiler, something that really separated it from the other Panteras sporting different variations of GT wings.

The rear quarter glass had been removed in an attempt to increase airflow to the small block V8 that lives directly behind the occupants.

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At a quick glance, it was pretty obvious that some extensive work had been done to the 351, and I was hoping the owner would come back so I could learn more about it. But alas, he never showed back up by the time I had to go. Maybe this would be another one to hunt down for a more in-depth feature…

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Among all the exotics present at Daikoku PA on this particular day, the De Tomaso was one of my absolute favorites. It blended in with the crowd, yet managed to look more aggressive than the rest. More menacing than the 458 parked next to it even.

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It’s no wonder that a lot of Japanese people call the Pantera evil.

Ron Celestine
Instagram: celestinephotography

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1

Holy wing gap bro.  If you are gonna mod a Pantera, at least get a ducktail that fits or make it fit.

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by the looks of it it wasn't the only Pantera there that day?? How weird as I only watched the Jay Leno feature on his 1971 Pantera last Friday, always loved these cars. So underated. Nice find Ron

4

love that those pirellis still have a bit of the classic P7 tread pattern on there

5

What a car :o   I adore Panteras. so much win. This is modified with taste. love it.     I see she was not alone. Can you show the rest of panteras Ron?

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BozoMotosport She was not alone! In fact there was about 3 others there that day so I MIGHT be able to help you out on that one ;)

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TurboHippie Thank you! and no it wasn't ^_^ About 2 others that showed up that day

8

The flares on this car make it more to replicate a period correct Group4 race car.  The flares on later cars were much different.   Great looking car!

9

Very nice find. I also spotted a Pantera at a car meet at my local mall a couple years ago:

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Team Pantera of Japan please.

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ChristopherWilmot

There is a wicked wide & loud Pantera that you see at the Minnesota C&C.; It's quite a site

16

God I love mean looking Panteras.

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Forgot one of my favorite angles, on that car with the engine photo:

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Got to drive my Dad's friends around the parking lot at the hotrod shop even though I was 16 and only went maybe 20mph in it I've never experienced anything like it since, one day I'd like to have one of my own

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I usually like these with the Countach wing, but that spoiler works.

And nice super-deep wheels - as is proper.

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Correct, the later GT5 flares are different and the later still GT5S incorporated wide steel fenders. Here's my '81 factory GT5, a rare car in the US.

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Mike Garrett - if you're reading, try to go to the Long Beach Classic Car Show next year. Last time I went there was an entire side street called Pantera Alley, they line it with 30+ different versions. I've even seen what was called (IIRC) a Pantera 2 prototype. 
I hear they come with an ounce of Peruvian go fast in the glove box. Gloriously 70's cars.

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" A lot of Japanese people call the Pantera evil."
I don't see how there could be enough Pantera awareness anywhere in the world for this to be a thing, Even many "car people" wouldn't know what a Pantera was if you showed them one.


Maybe they're just referring to the Cowboys from Hell?

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meets that's not about showing off your rims and camber, and you'll
find one in no time (Especially in UK, France, Germany, Spain and
Italy). I doubt there is that many De Tomasos in Asia though.

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So close to the Chrononauts Pantera! Just swap to De Tomaso logos, and remove the tail. Such a great car.

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