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Pantera

Posted: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 18:45
by ZA Perana
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vin ... 1446797209

Wrong engine and seats but the rest looks ok...

Re: Pantera

Posted: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 22:41
by roelb
Why put a 383 stroker in???
Surely the engine should be Ford 351...
I had a friend in the 80's that had one, often drove it . Stunning car, but should be original at that price🤔 my 1c...

Re: Pantera

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 08:28
by RASSIE
The original was a 4V 351C but it can be stroked to even a 408! Rassie.
roelb wrote:
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 22:41
Why put a 383 stroker in???
Surely the engine should be Ford 351...
I had a friend in the 80's that had one, often drove it . Stunning car, but should be original at that price🤔 my 1c...

Re: Pantera

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 10:42
by jlebenon
Is this not Nick Vernon's car ?

Re: Pantera

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 16:01
by ZA Perana
jlebenon wrote:
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 10:42
Is this not Nick Vernon's car ?
Not sure, have never actually seen this car. In my view the wrong engine severely impacts this cars value, well to me anyway.

Re: Pantera

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 20:42
by jlebenon
Yes I checked it's Nicks car .... I remember discussing it with William ....

Re: Pantera

Posted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 19:09
by paulusvrotius1
I've just finished doing bodywork restoration on a 1971 Pantera from California.

Re: Pantera

Posted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 02:13
by shoedoos
Pantera purists will be chewing fingernails over the sbc conversion....

Re: Pantera

Posted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 11:38
by ZA Perana
shoedoos wrote:
Fri 04 Jan 2019, 02:13
Pantera purists will be chewing fingernails over the sbc conversion....
Conversions are all good and well but in some cases not ideal for the collector car market.

Re: Pantera

Posted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 11:38
by ZA Perana
paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Thu 03 Jan 2019, 19:09
I've just finished doing bodywork restoration on a 1971 Pantera from California.
Wow....was there much rust?