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21 Comments on "1972 De Tomaso Pantera: The Company Car Of Our V8 Dreams"
I almost didn’t watch this video due to the scooter, which is ridiculous, what a GREAT video….Thank You for continuing to put out such amazing work for us to view…I look forward to them weekly.
I am just odl enough to remember seeing old Pantera catalogues in the back waiting areas of FLM dealerships when I was a wee lad. These have never appealed to me until a few years ago when I saw (thank you Jay Leno) what was possible. Since then I have really changed my mind about them. This one looks great (and I don’t even like red!). What a great story….another great film about those who love their cars, made for those who never need an explanation. Drive Tastefully!
I am in Windsor Ontario Canada. Where the *?! is that. Right across from Detroit City. The reasopn I mention it ios that I work at Ford where we produce the 5.0L. We had a benefit a couple of weeks ago and the guest of honor where 18 Panteras. Seeing so many in one spot was a real treat. The noise on the way out when they convoyed down the private road we are located at the plant was the bedt part of the day. Still They should have used the 351″ Windsor ” maybe a little bias here.
Great looking car, and a 351 Cleveland to boot !
Another flawless Tom Tjaarda design…
So nice this beautiful classic sports car and the spacy roads and lovely landscape. I drove a Pantera last year. The engine and “noise” so smooth. Unfortunately I am too tall and most of Swiss roads too small… When I am back in Sonoma Valley, visiting my relatives I would be ready for a Pantera ride!
Who did the music?
mint condition. Great video-story. So practically is a USA-Italian car (ford motor/designed by an American), but surely has that Italian flair of the sports cars of the 70’s.
Now that’s the kind of Petrolicious story we like to hear! Power One!
Looks like Orange County CA back roads, so car stayed local?
The Pantera Restoration shop Full Throttle Pantera is in Lake Elsinore. And this looks like the shop where they started. Not far from Rancho Carrillo. So yes, this is almost certainly the venue for the filming. And it is a lovely place for a car of this type.
California countryside looks very special
Given the marine layer of mist and low hanging clouds, the coastal oaks and conifers, and the little town we see from the air in the beginning, my guess is that he is within 20 miles of Rancho Carrillo. North of Palomar. Somewhere down there, and at a little bit of altitude. Lovely spot. Maybe the producer can enlighten us.
Way to keep it in the family, Gary! Gotta love the father/son(s) angle that is a great part of the story… if not its backbone.
I know this car and the owner. This is one of the most outstanding and meticulously maintained Pantera’s in the LA area. The sound this car makes is the ultimate in performance car noise. The cam gives it an engine lope that is just awesome. Outstanding vehicle.
Two things that stood out in this video – the Mangusta behind him and the fact that the windshield wipers on the Pantera are gone 🙂
I notice the missing wipers too. Hard core.
Awesome. Just awesome.
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