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November 29, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

This Race Ready 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Is Spectacular

Gas Monkey’s love affair with the Pantera has been well documented now through the years, perhaps it’s because a Monkey and Panther go hand in hand…I don’t know, I’ve never read The Jungle Book, but nevertheless this 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS caught our eye.

Italian design with American power not only is representative of a global economy well before today, but of a combination of two of the best automotive elements to this day. This Pantera GTS features a Cristofaro Group V full-body kit made custom for this car and features a carbon fiber hood and doors. Additionally, it has been outfitted with a roll cage and custom seats.

The racing upgrades don’t stop there as it is outfitted with a Ford 351W NASCAR-type block, 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes and independent coilover suspension. Since new this near 45 year old car has 16,600 miles and approximately 2,000 since it underwent a full restoration. This merging of American muscle and Italian fluidity is slated to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson early next year in Scottsdale and is certainly one we’re looking forward to seeing.

[Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.]

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