Back when it wasn't so easy for a visionary gent to build his own supercar (but the results were just as mixed as today), Alejandro DeTomaso managed to maintain production of the DeTomaso Pantera for 20 years – and that was his third car. This 1972 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S 'Prototipo' one-off
being auctioned on eBay Motors has is said to have won numerous trophies, including Best of Show in the Pantera division at the prestigious Concorso Italiano. Even if you're not on board with the polished wheels setting off the claimed $60,000 in bodywork, the workmanship appears top-notch, as is the the white-striped House of Kolors Candy Blue paint job. This Pantera is claimed to have just 19,000 original miles.

Behind the cabin is a polished 7.2-liter V8 from Pantera Motorsports dubbed "the Hammer," pushing out more than 600 horsepower even before you flip the switch on the nitrous setup with two tanks. It looks like nothing has been left untouched, with leather-wrapped cabin set off by white-faced gauges and turned aluminum, custom mirrors and turn signals, a Wilwood racing brake system and a trunk that's full of Alpine and Kenwood electronics.

The Buy It Now price is $99,500. If this sort of thing is your bag, it might not be too late to return all of your Christmas gifts for a down payment.


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      ngiotta
      • 11 Months Ago
      I've always wanted a Pantera, but this one doesn't do it for me. The front bumper and racing stripes totally ruin the classic Pantera look. Although, I do like the fact that it now has a 460 back where the 351 used to be. I thought it might throw the weight balance off, but the aluminium-headed 460's weigh less than iron-headed 351C's, so it probably scoots just fine.
        A P
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ngiotta
        But they dont breath as well as Q-code 351 heads do. The 4V heads are still some of the best breathing units (as well as the 2V units). The Mopar LA 340 was damn close too. The 460 (even with lighter alum heads) is still MASSIVE for such a small car. The 351 probably has a lower center of gravity. Put the BOSS 351 grind cam in it and you have a super car. Too bad it is in such a shitty Italian crapmobile.
      ChaosphereIX
      • 11 Months Ago
      love the Pantera, would love to own one someday, but not this one. This one is NOT well done. Although the acres of chrome and leather is what Pantera guys typically do...sad.
      axiomatik
      • 11 Months Ago
      Lots of elements are nicely done, others aren't that great to my eyes. I don't care for the fiberglass bumpers and the oddly shaped rear fender bulges. However, the biggest problem is that roll-bar. That is head trauma waiting to happen. If you get rear ended in that car, you will split your skull open on that exposed steel. The roll bar needs to be padded at the minimum.
      A P
      • 11 Months Ago
      The ONLY thing, and I mean ONLY good thing in the original Pantera was the Ford 351C. The rest was complete garbage. But they did look nice when not on fire.
      methos1999
      • 11 Months Ago
      Between the likely loud exhaust combined with a stereo to over power it, this is a machine I'd enjoy going deaf in.
      Liron Meirovitch
      • 11 Months Ago
      What a beauty looks mad
      Nick Hance
      • 11 Months Ago
      Look on the bright side.. If you're in this as a driver or passenger and are ever rear ended, the well-placed harness bar will ensure you don't live to see it again. That alone makes it dangerous enough that I wouldn't get in it.
      jonnybimmer
      • 11 Months Ago
      Take away the chrome wheels, racing stripes, redo the interior (sorry, just not into those polished metal panels, mobile theater system or the seats which allow easy access for your head to connect with the bars behind), and aftermarket kit bumpers, and yeah, I'd agree. As is though, I'd pass.
      audisp0rta4
      • 11 Months Ago
      Yes, this Pantera appears to be well done, from a quality of materials and workmanship standpoint. But from a design and functionality standpoint, it is not well done at all.
      diffrunt
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope they addressed that design's inability to turn a corner. ---personal experience.
      Jay
      • 11 Months Ago
      After looking at the dash material I can't image trying to drive that thing in direct sun-light. How would it not blind you.
      JaredN
      • 11 Months Ago
      No, that isn't well done. In fact, it is horrid. That ugly front air damn destroys the elegant lines of the Pantera's nose. The blingtastic wheels and interior show the same lack of taste.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @JaredN
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          JaredN
          • 11 Months Ago
          Polished like that, they are ghetto-fied. The fact that other Pantera enthusiasts have equally bad taste doesn't change the fact they are blingtastic.
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