Good luck Joe!
Update 1.22.10 – The Pantera is the current Haggerty Fantasy bid car!
I’m going to start a new series of blog posts featuring the wonderful cars I’m privileged to work with. Tonight the 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Lusso!
This car has been refurbished by Joseph Potter Restorations and is now available at Sports Car Shop in Eugene, Oregon. I was fortunate to be asked to take photographs of this car and rushed to find a break in the Pacific Northwest rain. Interested parties are advised to bid for this car Friday afternoon at the Barrett-Jackson auction this January, Lot #944.
In my brief time behind the wheel of this car, I can honestly report that this car is fantastic! Joe and his team have done a great job making this car one of the best of it’s peers. The motor has gobs of torque and a long first gear that actually make in town driving a pretty easy affair. Tickling the gas in 2nd gear shoots the car forward with authority.
The high points of this short experience would be best summarized as follows:
Many thanks to Joe and Bob for the opportunity to get up close and personal with such a great example!
Here’s a snapshot with the car in question caught earlier this year:
Will be available via Sports Car Shop in Eugene, Oregon.
I’ll update with a new post after pictures and video are compiled.
Life is good!