De Tomaso Pantera breaks cover after 29 years


How's this for a barnfind? A 1975 De Tomaso Pantera GTS that has been dry-stored since 1983.

Now being sold on by the elderly owner who, with his brother, bought it new, it is a rare right-hooker with just 27,000 miles on the clock.

We reckon that as a one-owner-from-new RHD car it is probably unique (does anyone know another?), and that might make tackling what looks like rampant tin-worm in the pictures worthwhile.

The car is in Norfolk and if you are interested in buying you should contact Guy Snelling on



If you got it for nothing it still wouldn't make sense...she's gone!


nice!!! RHD as well..

southdowns mg

Any classic as unique as this is worth saving


Don Callum

Boy that brings back memories!

In 1993 when we lived in the East Village in NYC, I used to park our car in a lot in order to save my 325is from the inevitable dings, nicks, and scrapes street parking would inevitably bring.
The lot I used was on First Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery and it had 4 enclosed aluminum garage spaces. One day I was picking up my car and there was a chap wrenching a Ducati motorcycle with one of the garage doors open. Peeping in I noticed 3 sexy shapes n the darkness. I was in a bit of a hurry so left without further inquiry.
The next time I saw the chap he was under the hood of one of the shapes which turned out to be a silver DB5. I said hello and asked him about the AM which was being sold soon, and he brought me into the garage and there was a Ghibli and a Pantera. Now Panteras I was used to seeing growing up, besides I could never sit upright in them, being 6'2" and a lot of it in my torso. The Ghibli was dark blue, sat on 4 flat Michelins but was complete and in very good nick from my vantage point and I have always had a soft spot for Maseratis- all of them.
The chap asked me if I was interested in making a deal on the Maser but in the interest of continuing in my present healthy marital and physical state, told him "no".
Soon after all the cars and the chap were gone never to be seen again.

Phil Robinson

I would be a shame not to save it.

Approx 15 years ago i worked in a sports car garage and we had a Maserati Bora in similar condition which i think was sold for £7-8000.

Wish i had purchased that now!

Anyway i will buy it at the right price!

Phil Robinson

It would be a shame not to save it even!


Fantastic original colour scheme. I think provenance is worth £££s, if this had not been with the original owner it would have suffered the dreadful customising that afflicts the breed. A shame a lot of the originality will be lost in the unavoidable restoration.

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