Sharon Stone And Bret Michaels To Present a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera That Will Be Auctioned Off For a Noble Cause
A tastefully restored 1973 DeTomaso Pantera goes under the hammer for a charity at the 2022 Barret Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizonaby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 02:41
Barret Jackson has been known as one of the greatest Collector Car Auctions and 28 January 2022 will see a very special car being auctioned off for a good cause. The DeTomaso Pantera is, arguably, one of the best Italian/American mash-ups, and this tastefully modified 1973 example is going under the hammer, in an auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The auction will benefit the Barrow Neurological Foundation and their Neuro Night fundraising event. The charity is being supported by music icon and entrepreneur, Bret Michaels and holder of multiple awards, Sharon Stone.
The car, itself, is listed on the Barret Jackson website under Lot #3004 and comes in a stunning black-on-black spec. According to the VIN number - THPNMB02407 – the car was built in January 1972. The Pantera had undergone a complete overhaul at some point and although it looks stock, its 351 cubic-inch (5.8-liter) Windsor V-8 features many improvements.
Performance upgrades of Pantera’s Ford-derived V-8 include a pair of ported and polished Yates aluminum cylinder heads, Edelbrock high-rise manifold, Holley 750 double-pumper carburetor, titanium valves, valve springs, and keepers, MSD ignition/distributor/plug/wires/cap, roller cam, and roller rockers, high-volume oil pump, polished K&N air cleaner, racing clutch, and custom Pantera valve covers. The engine is mated to a five-speed ZF manual transaxle and develops 665 horsepower.
Further enhancements include a dropped by 2.5 inches floor pan, a custom three-inch exhaust, custom seats, and Pantera instrument gauges with white background, and a set of one-off custom wheels, unique to this example. This being a 1973 model year, it’s one of the earlier versions of the car that does not feature the divisive body kit with a low-to-the-ground front splitter and a tall, ala-Lamborghini Countach rear wing. By 1992, a total of 7,260 Panteras were built.
The two celebrities who are both survivors of life-threatening conditions will participate and support the charity where 100 percent of the car’s value will be donated to the cause. More information on the Barrow Neurological Foundation and Neuro Night, scheduled for 4 March 2022, can be viewed at SupportBarrow.org while tickets for the event are available here.
Source: Barret Jackson