Under the hood, the Pantera has a 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 motor from a Ford Mustang that produced around 330 horsepower when it was new, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Stopping power for the vehicle comes from Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners.
Aside from the unit being a low-mileage vehicle, it also has the bonus of having its original owner’s manual and original period literature and documents.
It’s a fine example of a preserved unit that has been barely used since its sale in 1974. It’s also a great alternative for an Italian sports car apart from a Lamborghini or Ferrari. If you don’t have the patience to wait for the production version of the gorgeous modern-day De Tomaso P72, this is your next best bet. It will hit the auction block at no reserve in Florida as part of Mecum’s Kissimmee 2024 auction, taking place from January 2-14, 2024.