Saving a 1972 Pantera

black99lightnin

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Back story my dad bought this car in 1984. It has been garaged and rarely driven up until about 4 years ago. For some reason my dad decided to let someone do paint work on the car, but never picked it back up. The car has sat outside since sometime in 2015. I decided to go get the car and bring it to my house. That was 11/1/19. I remember this car in its glory days and it’s disappointing to see in its current state. My dad is fine, just wasn’t a priority to him anymore as he’s 73. It has developed some rust on the hood and headlight covers. Also bad rust in the passenger rocker panel. Not sure of engine condition as the starter had been removed because it wasn’t turning over. The plan of attack is going to be long and costly. I’ll update with pics as I go along this journey to former greatnesses.

Currently the site isn’t letting me post pictures?




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Good luck! I love those cars, such a blast to drive


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I’d mechanically sort it out and get it running great. Stance/ on some custom wheels and leave the body exactly as it is.


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Was it from Louisiana? Our neighbor in New Orleans was Carlos Marsalis's nephew & had on like it.
 

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Was it from Louisiana? Our neighbor in New Orleans was Carlos Marsalis's nephew & had on like it.

It was purchased out of the Dallas area in the mid 80's. Only recently(5 years) has it ever been outside. It didn't like that at all.

Op, is it finished yet? Let's go!!!!! LOL. Best of luck....

No. but I did get the new rear tires installed. Pulled the carb, intake, and pulling the heads next weekend. Unfortunately it had an edelbrock open element airfilter.......
 

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