Collectibles

New Sept 2009, I have a friend who searches flea markets for

items of interest and let him know that I would always be interested

in anything Pantera related. He scored the Blue 1/18 Hot Wheels

and the Silver "Action Racer" last weekend for me.

Still seeking the elusive Hot Wheels Red Pantera in the

Assemble it Yourself kit.

 
 

1/43 Scale

Spark / MINIMAX

Made in China

Purchased from street vendor

at 2006 USGP F1 race at Indy.

1/43 Scale

Spark / MINIMAX

Made in China

Purchased from street vendor

at 2007

USGP F1 race at Indy.

1/43 Scale

Paul's Model Art / MINICHAMPS

Made in Germany

1 of 5,520 pcs

. Purchased from street vendor

at 2007 USGP F1 race at Indy.

1/18 Scale

Hot WheelsToy R Us

Purchased 5 years before I owned the car.

Later signed by Pantera designer Tom Tjaarda

while he was in Grapevine, Texas.

     
   

1971 Magazine Ad

Purchased via eBay in 2005

1973 Magazine Ad

Purchased via eBay in 2005

1970 Playboy Magazine

Purchased via eBay in 2005

This was one of the first US magazine articles written.

   
  The real inspiration for my seats  

Notice the lack of the chrome Pantera script affixed to the car, legend says that the car had no name when the photographer shot it ( proved above ) and that he called the car "a Pantera because it looked like a Panther ready to pounce on its prey."   DeTomaso liked the name and it stuck.

     

Many of the following items were given to me by Mr. William Cantrell of Atlanta, Georgia who approached me while I was displaying my car during the Hilton Head Island Concours.  He told me that he had always been a big sports car person (mostly Corvettes) and that he was often targeted by salesman because they all knew that he liked fast cars.  The following items were given to him by either direct mail or in person at the dealership before/after his test drive.

Thank you William, these will always have a good home.

The first letter inviting him to take a test drive.

A 6" x 9" Notepad with several different Pantera lifestyle line art drawings
Probably one of the first Pantera brochures 8.5" x 11"
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
 

One of the first full four color brochures / 4 pages at 8.5" x 11"

Notice the single slot Campy wheels, but also notice that the car is not a push button model.

 
   
  Don't see the "Power by Ford" badge.  
   
  This one has a radio delete plate installed.  
   
 

18" x 24" Watercolor Print on high quality art stock with the information card that should be affixed to the back of a framed print.

 
   
   
     
 

My own creation, a 20" x 24" photograpgh of my car #1660 at my home printed on canvass and stretched on a wooden frame.