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1971 De Tomaso Pantera

Amelia Island 2020 - Bonhams
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$62,720
Sale Price
117
Lot Number
#3
Unrestored Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis No. THPNLM02259. White over black. 351-ci, 330-hp Ford V-8. 5-speed manual. Campagnolo wheels, Pirelli tires, and later cassette stereo. Evaluation: Unrestored original | Represented as a three-owner Pantera with 29,977 actual miles and recent mechanical sorting. The engine was pulled and reconditioned after the car spent years in storage. The original paint is good but looks its age, with numerous chips and cracks, especially around the engine cover, and surface rust is poking through. Surface rust visible inside the doors at the bottom as well. Clean, original interior. Tidy underneath, with some oxidation and dirt, but no rot and maintained when necessary. A mostly good survivor. Ben Bertucci, courtesy Good

Evaluation: Unrestored original | Represented as a three-owner Pantera with 29,977 actual miles and recent mechanical sorting. The engine was pulled and reconditioned after the car spent years in storage. The original paint is good but looks its age, with numerous chips and cracks, especially around the engine cover, and surface rust is poking through. Surface rust visible inside the doors at the bottom as well. Clean, original interior. Tidy underneath, with some oxidation and dirt, but no rot and maintained when necessary. A mostly good survivor.

Bottom Line: There are areas for concern on this car, particularly on the bodywork, but so many Panteras were cut up and modified that an original one is a rarity. The bidders didn’t seem to care, as this middling price is the usual rate for a tired Pantera.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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