1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 Created Show Car230,000 USD - Offers Invited
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I was informed that Anamera notification system isn't working so here is my email if interested in the car: ciao4u2@aol.com. All those watching the prices of top quality build Panteras are well aware they are escalating to very high levels, some in the $300k range. This is one of the most beautiful and top quality builds in the world, offered at a discount to the others. Selling only because I acquired way too many high end exotics and some must go.

History:
License plate DOES 200 fits the car perfect. This immaculate show car was built by Shell Burger, of Shell Burger Classics in Arizona. His impeccable work has claimed awards at the topnotch Pebble Beach Concourse, which is quite an accomplishment for a car builder considering Pebble Beach displays the best of the best. It is obvious that Shell pays a great deal of attention to detail and quality when building and restoring cars.

Awards and publications:
The car holds numerous awards and featured articles, some of which include Best of Show & Best Engine Concourse Italiano, People's Choice Las Vegas, Monterey Concourse Italiano Black Horse Cover Car, 2003 POCA Calendar Car, featured four times in Pantera International, and noted in the February 2007 issue of Classiccars and November 2008 issue of Velocity. Featured in the book Extreme Panteras.

Body:
The body has Group 4 steel flares, butt-welded to the body for strength. The car has also been reinforced with metal in all of the critical places, such as around the taillights, at the top of the rear fenders near the roof, and around all hinges of the deck lid and roof. The body surface has been completely smoothed and flat like a mirror, with bodylines sharpened and accentuated. The paint is PPG Dark Cranberry #73866 basecoat & clear coat. The dark cranberry color is quite a few shades darker than a typical maroon or burgundy color, which gives the car a deep rich finish. The underside of the car has been bottom bellied and finished in a black satin powder coat, with room for the stainless steel pipes and hoses to travel through the middle of the car. It also has an aluminum gas tank and polished stainless steel firewall, special sound proofing double firewall, custom louvered panel section on the exterior rear between the exhausts, square quartz headlights, and Group 4 Carello taillights. On each corner of the deck lid, a small piece of metal has been nicely welded in and then a rubber grommet applied which prevents the common chips from hood rubbing at the corners. The Group 4 model is the widest Pantera made, slightly wider than the GT5S models.

Engine:
The engine is a 351 Cleveland stroked to 383 by Kuntz & Company in Arkansas. They hold numerous NHRA national records, many with Cleveland engines. Quite a lot has been done to the engine both cosmetically and performance-wise. It has just slightly over 520 horsepower and over 510 lbs of torque, balanced & blueprinted, with a compression ratio of just over 10.5 to 1. Kuntz & Company installed a high performance and very rare SVO stud girdle through the valve covers, a custom windage tray with scraper, Crane roller rockers, Crower 3/8" push rods, stainless steel valves, ported and polished S.V.O. A-3 aluminum heads. Jack Rousch, the famed race engine builder in Michigan, provided the polished aluminum intake manifold. It has a 3.75" stroker crank, Child & Alberts 6" rods, Venolia pistons, APR studs & bolts, and MSD ignition with 6300 rev-limiter chip. The cam is a solid lifter cam by Competition Cams, and has a gross lift of .562 on the intakes and .556 on the exhaust. Other goodies include a Carb Shop Holley 750 cfm four barrel with vacuum secondaries flowed to 870 cfm, 10 qt. oil pan with trap doors, and Jet Hot coated GT5 Headers.

Interior:
The stock seats have been recovered in Connolly leather from England, as is the rest of the interior, which is the same leather used on Rolls Royce cars. It has a custom burlwood center dash, Momo steering wheel, and V.D.O gauges. Kenwood speakers are installed behind each of the seats, and the amp is up under the dash above the glove box. Custom floor mats were designed with colors matching the exterior and interior of the car. The carpet, leather, headliner, etc. are all in show condition.

Suspension:
All suspension is race application Group 5 from the DeTomaso factory, including chrome control arms, large chrome solid sway bars, hub carriers, axels, chrome rack & pinion with chrome brackets, Koni shocks with chrome Group 5 springs, urethane bushings, and adjustable A arms. The builder applied chromed parts throughout the car, including places that you would never really see unless you got way under the car, such as the steering rack and brackets.

Wheels and Tires and Cooling System:
The wheels are Wilkinson billet aluminum Group 4 wheels, with 8x17 front and 12.5x17 rear, and the inside and outside of the wheels are highly polished. Tires are Dunlop brand with 245/40 ZR17 front and 335/35 ZR17 rear. The cooling system is an exceptional system and was built by Ron Davis Racing with two automatic sucker fans, chrome & stainless steel water tubes, polished stainless water & overflow tanks, aluminum water pump, rotary AC pump, and AC condenser in the front.

Transmission:
The ZF transmission and related parts are all highly polished, and the internals have 4:22 to 1 gearing, with the ring gear safety wired. The clutch is a Kevlar clutch. It has chromed Spicer half shafts and all the lines throughout the car are steel braded.

Brakes:
It has vented rotors and 4 piston calipers with steel braded brake lines, which is a great improvement over the stock units.

Electrical:
The entire original electrical system has been gutted and replaced with all new wiringůno more Italian electrical gremlins!

Driving Experience & Other Thoughts:
The car is an outstanding build taken to the level of a SEMA show car. A true show and go car, with the stroker motor and strong cam it sounds like a popcorn machine on steroids. It creates its own car show wherever we go, even with a fill up at the gas station people appear out of nowhere and flock around the car. Anyone in the Pantera community will attest this is by far one of the best built Panteras in the world, especially those who have seen it in person.

Photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102810426@N07/sets/72157639222739254/
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bsOoTl55Ok

Reference Number 66425

as of 4/20/2018

Location
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State California
Country United States United States
 
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Overview
Car 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 Created Show Car
Exterior / Interior Color PPG Dark Cranberry /      Grey  
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 9,680 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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