1989 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S
|Engine||351C/305 HP||Transmission||5 Spd.||Price||$85,000.
The Italian bodied Hybrid cars have been around for many a decade. The DeTomaso company was no stranger to this
exotic body w/an American powertrain idea. The model that DeTomaso made prior to the Pantera was the Mangusta.
The Mangusta was a fabulous design of Italian penmanship, but was a complete failure having multiple overheating
issues & bad handling characteristics. The Pantera's introduction was to be a new begining for DeTomaso in the USA.
Only available from 1971 thru 1974, the Lincoln-Mercury division canned the idea of the Pantera after a few years of
customer complaints. That didn't stop continued sales overseas w/marginal success. The very last year for the Pantera
to be imported thru various private sources was 1989. In fact, this serial # 9494 was the very last car imported into
the States thru "Steering Wheel" in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. They were an exotic car agency w/an array of cool cars for
sale during the 80's when Miami Vice was the # 1 show on TV. This gorgeous White GT5-S has a wonderful Burgandy Leather
interior. It was bought new by it's 1st owner from Canada, who kept it garaged from day one. After only 1000 miles &
13 years, It's 2nd owner purchased this Pantera & used it often for most Pantera PCOA events. It was driven from Florida
to Pennsylvania on a 3400 miles journey quite successfully. The current owner also has spent many thousands to make this
the most reliable & user friendly GT5-S in the world. Every update was made from the cooling system to the brake system.
The A/C system was redone last year & will blow you out of the car. This GT5-s also comes w/a huge file of reciepts for
every item on the car replaced or redone to the tune of over $50K. It has now 23K KM which translates to 14588 miles
driven from new. It is near new condition inside out & having nothing left to sort except where the accelerator pedal is !!!
This is the very last US Spec Pantera GT5-S ever imported into the US...it now can be added to your personal collection.
Easy decision to make...YES !
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