Lot #1241.2 - Only 138 Pantera GTS Americas were sold in the U.S. for 1974. With riveted fender flares, unique blacked out hood, deck lid and lower body panels, "Pantera GTS" script on the rockers, black moldings, bright finish exhaust pipes, GTS badges and a sport steering wheel, the GTS is very unique and has an aggressive, take-no-prisoners look. The Pantera GTS seen here is stunning in Silver Poly over black leather. It was delivered new to Mr. Dennis Kirkpatrick who kept it in Southern California until he passed away in 1997. The car had been in storage for many years, so in 1998 Mrs. Kirkpatrick commissioned Precision Pro-formance to fully restore the car in homage to her late husband. In the restoration, the car was stripped to bare metal and repainted and the engine and transaxle were completely rebuilt using the best of everything. Keith Black pistons, Pro-formance II cam, a Holley 600cfm carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, Euro spec GTS headers and mufflers and Centerforce clutch. Other notable upgrades included drilled brake rotors and a larger booster with cadmium plated lines, high capacity cooling system with twin electric fans and 17" Pantera East aluminum wheels that mimic the original Campagnolos and allow for modern ultra high performance tires to be fitted. Drop-dead looks, blistering performance and extreme rarity, this Pantera GTS America has it all. Arguably, one of the finest Panteras in existence.
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