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1971 Ringbrothers DeTomaso Pantera - First Drive - Road & Track

When you “restore” something like a 1971 DeTomaso Pantera, the best you can hope for is that it will look good. And you’d be right.

The outside is pristine and bright. Inside yellow leather on the driver’s side of the Pantera, as opposed to the plain black passenger side. This mid-engine (a Chevy-derived v8) clocking 600-hp is brash, loud and a clumsy brute. Parts have been swapped out, some just for the heck of it, others out of necessity. The car drives bumbles its way down the road before promptly overheating. But as I said, it looks great…

1971 Ringbrothers DeTomaso Pantera – First Drive – Road & Track.

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