History of the Pantera
Pantera Frequently Asked Questions
Pantera FAQ – link to Shane Ingate’s Pantera FAQs
History of the Pantera in the USA,
DeTomaso Pantera in the USA, from the Hall Pantera Catalog
Quotes from the Automotive Press
In the Press
Wall Street Journal recognizes Pantera as a “Buy” investment
Dow Jones Investment-Car Index
73 Pantera L detail and opinion
History of the Pantera
History of the Pantera – link to the Pantera Owners Club of America Website
DeTomaso Modena History
History of DeTomaso – link to the DeTomaso factory website
Other cars designed by Tom Tjaarda
Elvis Presley’s Pantera
Elvis’ Pantera – link to the Peterson Automotive Museum
More info on Elvis’ Pantera – link to PI Motorsports
Cars and Guitars – link to a Display of Elvis’ Pantera
Articles & Interesting Reading
Speed.Period., by Pete Lyons, AutoWeek Magazine, June 21-27 1999 Issue describes Mad Dawg’s flaming finish in his Pantera at Silver State in 1999
Sound Classics, by Sam Barer – link to the Pantera profile in Sound Classics
The Holy Trinity, Mid-engined masterpieces needn’t cost top money – link to Classic Car (2/98) article reprinted at www.LotusEspritWorld.com
Octane Magazine, August 2005: FIVESPEED – You’ve got about £20,000 to spend and you want something more interesting than a new hot hatch. But could you really live with a Seventies supercar?
Innovation or Insanity, By Chirag Asaravala – Ford Muscle article about Thomas Törnblom’s EFI conversion
Pro Stock Pantera, by Robert Eckhardt – Hot Rod feature article on Jerry Sackett’s 1200hp 73 Pantera
Modena Muscle, by Jim Smart – Mustang & Fords article about Tom Bechtel’s 72 Group 5 Pantera with a modern four-cam engine
Index of DeTomaso Articles from magazines all over the world
Pantera GTS: Strong Cat, from Prova by Rainer Rossbach
Popular Mechanics: Million Dollar Car Test, by Rich Taylor and Tony Assenza, March 1981
See page 112. In 1981 Popular Mechanics Magazine did a big million dollar performance car test of all the major exotics. The stock $60k 1981 GTS Pantera was the overall winner.
Ten still-attainable 1970s muscle cars, by Phil Skinner, special to the Los Angeles Times; April 14, 2008
Alejandro’s Spruce Goose, by Pete Lyons, Car & Driver Magazine; February 1993
Down The Road: Another Urban Legend
Motor Trend article by Matt Stone detailing Pantera outrunning the police in SoCal. Don’t try this at home!
Hockey Player Tim Horton’s Last Ride
Tale of Tim Horton’s Last Ride, by Eli Gershkovitch – Vancouver Sun article about Buffalo Saber’s hockey player Tim Horton and his untimely death in his Pantera
Car Lovers Love Kingston, by Lynn Reese Lambert, for Kingston This Week
Short piece about US and Canadian Pantera owners who have converged on Kingston for the last few years for a rally and show.
Pantera of his youth opened up a whole new world, Special to the San Diego Union-Tribune by J. Daniel Jones
1971 DeTomaso Pantera – Daring To Be Different
Dan Graham Takes The Road Less Traveled In His 351 Cleveland Blown ’71 Pantera.
Popular Hot Rodding article by Steven Rupp
Hemipanter Might Give the Basement Lambo a Run for its Money
Hooniverse article about Goran Malmberg’s extraprdomaru hemi-powered Pantera; by by Tim Odell
Cobb Life Online
ON THE ROAD with Jeff Udelson – By Carten Cordell
Comparison: 1971 DeTomasso Pantera vs. 2008 BMW 135i
BMW Blog post by Hugo Becker
Popular Hot Rodding (9/08): 1971 DeTomaso Pantera – Daring To Be Different
by Steven Rupp
Dan Graham Takes The Road Less Traveled In His 351 Cleveland Blown ’71 Pantera
Building Speed: Dave Oldaker’s 1972 De Tomaso Pantera
The Humor Files
Close Encounters – funny tales from those unfortunate soul’s unfamiliar with the Pantera.
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