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1973 DeTomaso Pantera Rare color, Low Original Miles, Great mostly original car!

For sale: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera L De tomaso Pantera L

Technical specifications

Item location:
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
De Tomaso
Pantera L
De tomaso Pantera L
Engine size:
351 Ford Cleveland V8
Number of cylinders:
Manual 5-speed
Drive type:
Interior color:
Leather Seats
Vehicle Title:
Contact the seller / ! Report


Email: marc@motorcartrader.com Phone: 980.216.8550

1973 DeTomaso Pantera L Please Read All

DeTomaso introduced their mid-engined Pantera sports car in 1971 as a replacement to the Mangusta. Styling for the Pantera came courtesy of the young Tom Tjaarda at Ghia, and the crisp lines and long snout sat atop a pressed-steel unit chassis, while its off-the-shelf 310-hp, 351-ci “Cleveland” V8 was situated mid-ship and paired with a 5-speed ZF transaxle. Weight distribution was predictably biased toward the rear, 150 mph was not out of the question, and the car came with amenities like air conditioning, which American buyers demanded. The Panteras were sold in the United States through Lincoln Mercury dealerships. The 1973 Pantera won Road Test Magazine’s Import Car of the Year – beating out Italian rivals Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. A luxury model, the Pantera L (for Lusso), arrived for 1972 with unique bumpers, a finned panel over the fuel filler, and several other cosmetic upgrades.

The DeTomaso Pantera presented here is in excellent overall condition. This great car was produced on 5/1973 and built at Vignale Italy. The car originally came into the Newark New Jersey port of entry and was ordered from the St. Louis DSO )District Sales Office) It was originally sold by Jack King Lincoln Mercury in Omaha, NE and sold on 2/6/74. It is the original color combination of orange with black interior. Only 203 cars were painted orange in 1973 and only 1,258 Pantera cars were produced in 1973.

The previous owner was a collector and had this car since the early 1990s and purchased the car from another collector in Des Moines, Iowa. He drove the car sparingly since the early 1990s. He sold this Pantera in 2014 and the current has reluctantly decided to sell the car. Overall this is a very nice driver quality and mostly original car. The odometer has only 49,272 original miles since new. The car runs and drives excellent. It does not overheat and stays cool. More information and highlights on this car:

  • It has the original 351 Cleveland engine with good compression across all 8 cylinders and with great oil pressure.
  • A Lecarra steering wheel has been installed, but we do have the original steering wheel which goes with the car.
  • One of the most solid original Pantera cars you will find anywhere with no rust.
  • Brand New AC Compressor and the AC blows very cold.
  • All systems working as they should.
  • New tires installed.
  • New carpet installed in the front compartment as well as rear cargo tray.
  • Heads rebuilt with hardened valve seats to run unleaded fuel. (Pictures with Valve Covers off to show how clean they look).
  • The paint is older, but very presentable and looks stunning on the car.
  • No signs of an accidents.
  • An auxiliary fan has been installed to keep this car cool. We’ve driven the car in the warm NC weather and the temperature holds nicely with the auxiliary fan turned on.
  • Car was recently serviced and gone through.
  • The engine was completely cleaned and detailed.
  • The rust free and original underside was degreased, cleaned and sprayed with 3M Body Schutz.
  • Marti Report included.

    This is certainly one of the nicer original type of Pantera automobiles offered on the market today. These DeTomaso Pantera cars have been appreciating nicely over the past few years. It is a very rare car to offer an Italian body with a maintenance friendly Ford V8. This is a great investment and rare car to have fun with as it appreciates.

    This automobile is available for inspection in Cornelius, NC and by appointment only. All cars sold “AS IS” with no warranty stated or implied with all faults and imperfections. No allowance will be given for any of the cars imperfections. Please read all terms as listed below, so you as a potential buyer understand the sale terms. International Buyers Welcome. We spend a lot of time on our presentation, research, driving, repairs, and finding great cars to offer, so please only serious interest in this great vehicle. If you have any questions please email us or call at:

    marc@motorcartrader.com or at contact me at 980.216.8550

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