Theme Tuesdays: De Tomaso Panteras

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Fast Five was on the other day and while I was watching Vince drive a Pantera into the desert sunset it occurred to me that I don’t post nearly enough Panteras on this site.

It’s no secret that I am a fan of the Countach-era cheese wedge designed cars, nor is it a secret that I like gas guzzling American motors, so the Pantera will forever be near the top of my favourite cars ever built list.

Never mind the fact they’ve got a great ass and can run some seriously wide wheels on all four.

No clue how they handle but most of the cars I like handle poorly.

Start things off with the scene from Fast Five that triggered this post
72 in Race trim
Look at the width on those rear tires
72 Group 4 Pantera
This GT4 was up for sale in July and had to turbos strapped to it, a bit of a basket case sadly
This one however looks very well sorted
Rever Clothing Pantera this drop might be shopped though
This one is a little weird, not quite sure if I like it or not…
Like this one except for the signals/parking lights
This wing in particular is quite Countach like
Dat.
Dat continued.
Something curious going on with the roof of this one, the wide body is well done though
So stoked to find another angle of this car that I posted in the wide body American Theme Tuesday
Long time readers will remember this car from the old site header (and presently favicon)
Still one most tastefully modified street examples I’ve seen
I only recently became aware of the Pantera Scene in Japan
Needless to say if I went to Japan I would need to find these guys
Huge Panasport wheels on this
More Japanese Panteras can be found here
VS designs take on what a Bosozoku inspired Pantera might look like
500hp widebody Pantera
The tire tread leads me to believe the owner enjoys all of those 500 horses

Here’s some video of the last one

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  2. On the rear wing, Gandini actually sold his wings and flares to DeTomaso first then went to Lamborghini. The white car by the containers is one of the later GT5 cars (DavidB) and the medium blue and black one features next to the GT40 and in front of the Mazda sign GT5s (smooth widebody transitions and large side scoops) (lashdeep) are quite original. Engine are well massaged 351s. Cars built after the Ford era 75-90 are easy to identify as they have square rear inner fenders.

  3. I own the dropped orange Pantera…and you are right, it is Photoshopped. We were just messing around and the photo ended up in my Flickr for some reason. The car looks just like the photo, just, uh, taller.

  4. Nice collection of modified cars…I own the black 5S slammed to the ground, 2 shots near the Mazda sign at cars & coffee.

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