The Detomaso Pantera never made much of a splash. Despite its incredible wedge shape and excellent performance, its era looked elsewhere and this did not catapult the ride into icon status. Everyone instead patronized the Ferrari and Lamborghini cars of that day, with this one promptly careening into near obscurity. Times have changed since. Plenty of people now admire this car. And you can have one. Check out this 1972 Detomaso Pantera.
When we say, admire, we really mean go berserk over. Once severely under-appreciated, the Pantera Detomaso now has a bevy of admirers who see it for what it truly is capable of. Underneath, you get a Ford V8 engine maxing out at 330 ponies, a lot for its day. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, as well.
Suffice it to say that the Detomaso Pantera did not come under-equipped when it came to either aesthetics or performance. The 1972 model here remains one of the best-kept samples in the world. This particular unit shows only 70 miles on the odometer, which means it’s got plenty of buck left to bang.
You also get a number of pretty cool modifications. For starters, you’ll find larger aftermarket wheels with staggered front and rear sizes. This, plus the period look, set off the whole look of the exterior. The interior, on the other hand, features custom bucket seats and an Alcantara trim in a black and blue theme.
Despite all those, the ride never made a huge name for itself back in the day. Scoop up an overlooked part of history when you hit the link below.