This is a nice 1972 DeTomaso Pantera that I have owned since 1998. It is a rust free TX car that I purchased from a gentleman in Odessa who was driving the car on a somewhat regular basis. He had purchased the car with around 12,000 miles on it and put around 20,000 miles on it in the 6 years he owned it. I have put about another 3-4 thousand miles on it in the time I have owned it. The engine is a period correct open chamber 4V 351C rebuilt with forged pistons and a Crane Fireball hyd. camshaft with stainless steel valves and adjustable rocker arm assemblies including screw in studs and guide plates by the previous owner. I replaced the Comp Cams roller tip rockers and hyd. lifters with Norris stainless steel rocker arms and Rhodes hyd lifters shortly after purchasing the car. The Rhodes lifters bleed down at low RPM smoothing out the idle with a slight mechanical sound. I also installed a road race spec Speed Demon carburetor. The ignition is fired by a Mallory Unilite distributor. I added alumicoated headers and new hangers for the stock mufflers. I added DeTomaso aluminum valve covers and installed braided SS fuel lines from the tank to the fuel pump and to the carburetor. The engine pulls hard for shifts at around 6,500RPM without missing a beat. A Center Force clutch was installed in the car just before I purchased it. I replaced the stock slave cylinder with a SS version and the ZF transmission shifts smooth and holds strong in all gears. The second owner of the car had the ring gear bolts safety wired I was told.
Middleton, Wisconsin, United States