My Favorite Photo

of the Pantera

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This is the angle of the car that most Corvette people

seem to recognize.


Hall billet 17" wheels, I'm told they are called the Ultra 2 and may have been made by Boyd Coddington for Gary Hall, that evoke original design elements of the Campagnolo Wheels The spinners are not real, they hold the chrome hat on which hides the lugs.


I refurbished the interior in 2006 with new carpeting, 5 point G-Force belts, duramat insulation and custom made C-4 seats by Gary Herrig.  He said that he will never do anymore like these again (lots of expert craftsmanship went into these seats).



   The Front Boot





Recently detailed the engine bay and polished the shiny parts.

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Pack Light!



Leading a Porsche

and a Lambo Diablo

around Roebling Road

Raceway during a

Track Day of the

Hilton Head island

Concours event.


I couldn't make it to Grapevine, TX to meet Tom Tjaarda, but a couple of fellow Pantera owners had my visor and model signed for me and provided these pics as well. Thanks Jeff and Nick!





Newest addition to the car are these custom made floor mats from Precision ProFormance.

The yellow matches perfectly and there's no white area to get

soiled with this set.



This is my new favorite photo of the Pantera, I'll take it again with the engine cover closed in the future. I've always thought that the rear 3/4 view was the car's strongest feature, Tom Tjaarda missed no angles when he designied this car. 



The newest improvement

project was to refinish the

gills behind each read

quarter window, adorned

with "speed lines" they

are a signature part of

the car.

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#1660 was invited to be a part of the 2006 Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, Nov. 5th

Event Images


Newest addition to the car is this B & M / Holley Hi-Tek "Dogbone" style

K & N equipped air cleaner assembly.



It seems to flow better and it's 1.5" shorter so now I actually have a rear view again!



A little extra Bling back there, not sure about that yet, considering having it powdercoated in black wrinkle to match the valve covers.





The engine bay as it appears now with

the changes.

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New Addition

October 2007

GT4 Tailight Assemblies with

halogen reverse lamps.

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Nov 12, 2007

Made up my mind regarding the Polished Air Cleaner Housing "Dogbone". too much bling for me, thought it distracted the eye away from the lines of the car.

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Italian Car Day

Atlanta, Georgia

Oct 13th.

Vogel National Park Driving Tour

Oct. 14th



The broken deck lid latch adventure returning from Italian Car Day 2007

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2007 Hilton Head

Island Concours

Nov. 1-4

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New QFT SS-830

Carb Installed

May 18, 2008

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The Little Monster

Little Monster I

DOA Oct 27, 2007

Little Monster II

Born Oct 28, 2007






New Gear Shift

Selector Knob

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Under the Hood!

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New Hood Paint

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