The De Tomaso Pantera was introduced at the 1970 New York Auto Show and was the brand’s most successful model thanks to beautiful bodywork, satisfying performance, and a very affordable price compared to other Italian sports cars. Powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine with a power output of 266 hp, the 1976 De Tomaso Pantera could reach a top speed of 174 mph according to the factory and the 0-to-60 mph acceleration was recorded at 5.5 seconds. Penned by Ghia, the De Tomaso Pantera featured a low wedge-shaped body with sharp lines and an overall aggressive look. The inside was roomier than the previous modelthe De Tomaso Mangustaand featured upgraded equipment and options such as air conditioning. In order to comply with American safety and emission regulations, the model was revised resulting in lower horsepower and the addition of unaesthetic black bumpers. However, many examples have been modified to improve the looks and performances.
The De Tomaso Pantera was a very popular sports car in the 1970s and is sought after by many collectors nowadays. Over 6,000 examples were built and some improvements were made throughout the years. If you’re looking at a particular example, be sure to carry out a complete pre-purchase inspection by a qualified expert. A classic De Tomaso specialist will be able to tell you if the car is in good running condition, what it’s worth and what the budget is for service and maintenance. The Beverly Hills Car Club team is available to help you find your dream 1976 De Tomaso Pantera and will guide you through the buying, purchase and ownership experiences. Their Los Angeles-based dealership has a large inventory of classic cars for sale and the collection is growing all the time.
Come visit The Beverly Hills Car Club team anytime at the Los Angeles classic car dealership and view the current collection of classics for sale. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the team is known for their fair and honest deals. Call today to hear more!
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