1973 De Tomaso Pantera Pantera
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1973 De Tomaso Pantera Pantera for sale
2 owner Pantera understood to be 10. 34 original miles
Amazing original survivor Pantera that is still presented on it's original Arriva tires
One of only 572 Panteras that were imported to the United States in 1973
Sold new at Blue Grass Mercury on Louisville Kentucky on 11/10/1973
Stored in climate-controlled building for past 28 years
Ghia body finished in its factory correct Red (Paint code#4) with white Pantera identifications. black trim and black interior
Mid-mounted Ford 351 CID 4V Cleveland V-8
ZF 5DS25 synchronized five-speed manual transmission
Factory air conditioning
Rack-and-pinion steering. power four-wheel-disc bakes and power windows
15-inch Campagnolo (kam-pan-yo-lo) Magnesium sport wheels on Goodyear Arriva tires
Full Deluxe Marti Report included
Comes with its original complete set of factory tools. original air tank and spare tire. original owners manual. original warranty card included with hard to find warranty vin plate. chassis and body master parts catalog. ZF gearbox manual. and a Pantera workshop manual
Another example of Italian exotic powered by American music has arrived at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera that is presented in remarkable survivor condition with only 10. 34 original miles as told by the previous longtime owner. This Kentucky two owner example is one of only 572 Panteras that were imported to the United States in 1973. It arrived in the United States on October 10. 1973 via the port of Newark. New Jersey. was sold on November 10. 1973 at Blue Grass Mercury. Inc. in Louisville. Kentucky to a Mr. Gordon J. Waligorski who had the car ordered in factory red as it was his personal favorite color. Mr. Waligorski was a well know inventor and industrial designer and was known for inventing the modern sprinkler head. lottery ticket scratching machines and the ultrasonic plastic welder. He was also a well known collector of over 40 highly desired motorcycles and sidecars. most finished in the shade of red of course! In 1988 Mr. Waligorski sold the Pantera to another Louisville Kentucky family and they kept the car until 2016 in which they moved the Pantera from Kentucky down to their beach home in Naples Florida in 2013. They noted that the Pantera was always stored in a climate controlled garage for the past 28 years which explains the excellent overall original condition!
The car's factory correct red paint. black trim and white exterior identifications are in very good order but with minor imperfections from age but not to be discouraged because this Pantera still looks amazing today! Especially on a bright sunny spring day! The tinted glass panels and front windshield are in excellent shape. which are clear and crack-free. The car's lights. including the pop-up headlights. are in similar good condition. The Pantera rolls on original Campagnolo Magnesium sport wheels surrounded by original Goodyear Arriva tires. C60V15 in front and H60V15 in back. All of the car's body panels are straight and solid and the bumpers are in very good condition. The cargo bay and engine bay are tidy and the battery appears new. The underside of this survivor Pantera is solid and tells the whole story.
Under the rear hood is a Ford 351 CID 4V Cleveland V-8 mounted amidships and mated to a ZF 5DS25 synchronized five-speed manual transmission. All the must have coolant upgrades have been made over the years such as a performance Fluidyne radiator and all new hoses and pipes. Driver assist options include air-conditioning. rack-and-pinion steering. power four-wheel disc brakes. and power windows.
Inside. the black bucket seats are in near-excellent original condition. while the complimentary original carpet is in overall great order and included with the original weaved mats. While the headliner is in great original condition. the black instrument panel. with its full instrumentation is in excellent condition. The three-spoke. leather-wrapped Ghia Ferrero steering wheel looks great. as do the inner door panels. mirror glass. center console. gated shifter and shift knob. The overall excellent condition of this Pantera's interior really tells the story on how well this car was cared for by its previous two original owners. Completing the interior is a factory AM/FM stereo with period correct Craig speakers.
New emissions and safety laws in the US made changes to the Pantera necessary for sales in the 1973 model year. Changes included the addition of 5 mph impact safety bumpers. which incorporated a built-in airfoil to reduce front-end lift at high speeds and installation of an emissions-certified 8. 0:1 compression ratio 351 CID motor. During 1973 the dash was changed. going from two separate pods for the gauges to a unified unit with the dials angled towards the driver.
A new model designation was applied to the US market Pantera with these mandated features; it was called the Pantera L. The "L" model featured many factory upgrades and updates that fixed most of the problems and issues the earlier cars experienced. It was so improved that the 1973 DeTomaso Pantera was Road Test Magazine's Import car of the year beating out Ferrari. Maserati. Lamborghini. and Porsche.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows
10. 34 miles and is understood to be original based on current condition and statements form the previous long time owner. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt Florida title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle. thank you. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica: History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "55873" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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