1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS
Why This Car Is Special
Skyway Classics has a recently no-dollar-spared extensive
restoration of a 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS here for sale. When is
the last time you have seen one of these rare Supercars for sale
Alejandro De Tomaso, who produced the Mangusta Coupe, commissioned
Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for a
Ford Motor Company project, the mid-engine supercar by the name of
Ford Motor Company became DeTomaso's partner for the introduction
of this car series in 1971. Like the earlier Mangusta, the Pantera
relied on a Ford V8 power plant backed by a ZF 5-speed
Pantera was distributed through select Lincoln-Mercury dealerships
in the USA until 1974 when Ford and DeTomaso decided to part ways.
For the 1974 model year Ford offered 138 US spec GTS to the market
(98 to the 49 states and 40 re-documented as 1973 models for
Before we go any farther, this whole restored Pantera is like no
other restoration you may have ever see. It is a masterpiece beyond
description and no pictures will really do it justice. Over
$250,000 has been spent to complete it and MUST be seen in person
to be believed.
This Hatfield Restoration has even won the Concourso Italiana Car
Show in Monterey California and we can give you the phone number to
call to find out all that was done in hat process.
This 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS is just one of just 97 produced for
the U.S.-market and has just a tad over 35,500 original miles on
the odometer. The stock 351 cubic inch engine that was originally
in this Pantera was a Cleveland Ford V8 that produced 266
horsepower and 301 lb-ft of torque with single 4-barrel carburetor,
and it has been rebuilt and is on a stand in mint show condition
and will go with the sale of this car.
That engine is being sold with the car but in its place is a 351
Cleveland engine yielding more than 500 horses and gobs of torque.
Everything is in spotless condition from the chrome air cleaner,
performance Holley carb, finned valve covers, aluminum intake, and
on down to the immaculate ZF 5-speed manual, this supercar is
better looking and more powerful than new.
Independent unequal length A-arm suspension with front and rear
anti-sway bars works with rack-and-pinion steering for
supercar-level road control on this suspension which has been
polished and super detailed too.
The Pantera GTS rolls on fat super wide radial performance tires
mounted on wider than stock front and rear custom wheels, with the
stock ones going with the sale also.
Our exotic Pantera offers an interior just as worthy of praise as
does the engine and exterior. It consists of twin front bucket
seats with aromatic and supple leather upholstery. The largely
hand-made dash is angular and has large clusters of Veglia gauges
front and center with auxiliary gauges on the center stack cleverly
angled towards the driver.
A/C was standard and has been recently and extensively upgraded so
it's actually effective today, and the shifter for the 5-speed
gearbox looks vaguely Ferrari-like with its polished gate.
Electric windows add luxury to the '70s-perfect interior, and a 200
MPH speedometer and 8,000 RPM tachometer are ready to gauge
6-second 0-60 MPH launches and the Pantera's over 175 MPH top
This rare supercar can literally be driven every day in comfort
without issues with even plenty of luggage room in the front cavity
for a briefcase or a weekend's worth of luggage.
This American-market Pantera GTS has a super paint job that shines
as the paint just flows over the sleek body with a blacked-out hood
and deck lid, black anodized trim, special exhaust tips, fender
flares, and rocker-panel graphics.
This low mileage Pantera GTS comes with its original owner's manual
and books, Ownercard, and miscellaneous records. With it's
drop-dead looks, blistering performance and extreme rarity, this
Pantera GTS has it
As stated earlier, this Pantera was extensively restored and is
quite likely the fastest car 70's car you'll ever own and it is a
car that looks like a million bucks. If you can't get noticed in
this car, you may as well stay home.
The 1974 DeTomaso Pantera we have here at Skyway Classics is an
iconic Italian-American Supercar that delivers jaw-dropping
performance, had the top-notch restoration, and the exotic looks
that will make it a celebrity everywhere it goes.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.