Furious Royalty: Blacked-Out Pantera GTS

F&F Car at Auction: A Tribute to Fast

Given the profusion of Fast and Furious films, a substantial number of vehicles from the series can now be found in private ownership.

This 1972 De Tomaso Pantera GTS, the same model that featured in Fast Five, will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event this June. Its previous keeper had devoted several years to reviving the car until they were ready to put it on the market.

The car was shown in a momentary glimpse during the movie’s celebrated train robbery scene, along with other stars such as Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster. In that sequence the gang acquired three automobiles- one being a shimmering silver 1966 Corvette Grand Sport Stingray with the other being a timeworn GT40.

The Corvette and the GT40 have already gone up for sale; it is now the Pantera’s opportunity to be sold.

Fast Five (1/10) Movie CLIP - Train Robbery (2011) HD

The scene in question sees the crew pull a heist on a train in the desert. A large flatbed truck with off-road tires, referred to as a “Mongo Truck”, pulls up alongside the train and the team begins to unload the precious cargo while the train is still in motion. The Mongo Truck is able to keep up with the speed of the train, allowing the crew to swiftly and safely transfer the goods.

The Pantera was the first to be winched onto the vehicle, then the truck bed was brought down. The car reversed and drove away, likely heading to its new proprietor. Although it was not sparkly like some of the Dodge Chargers and Challengers, it was still undeniably part of the show.

This 1972 De Tomaso Pantera was obtained by the proprietor in 2013 via a Universal Studios consignee. Subsequent to getting it, the restaurateur began restoration, beginning with movie-accurate Brilliant Black lacquer along with white ornamentation and darkening windows.

The automobile was preserved with the accurate Campagnolo rims, but they have undergone a buff and now display Michelin Pilot Sport tires. As for the cabin, it stayed untouched, though it has been fitted with a modified battery shut-off and roll bar from filming. The window motors were substituted with Vaders, while the spare tire, luggage rack, air conditioner, heater motor, and windscreen wipers have all been removed.

In terms of power, the car is equipped with a 351 Cleveland V8 engine that gave off an impressive 350 horsepower and 362 lb-ft of torque at its debut. It features an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Carter 750 carburetor, thermostatic electric radiator fan, and an MSD electronic ignition system.

The powerplant is hooked up to a five-speed manual ZF transmission that has a fresh clutch.

In order to greatly enhance the buyer’s acquisition, the automotive will be dispatched with a Deluxe Marti Report as well as an unmasked Hot Wheels replication of the auto, having Fast Five wrapping.

The pricing of Panteras ranges between sixty thousand dollars and an exorbitant two hundred and twenty thousand, however, it is imponderable to know what this model will ultimately be worth with its historic significance taken into account.

We are familiar with the fact that there’s still a vast distance to traversal before this vehicle reaches the awesomely priced premium cars of the iconic brand. Just last year, the iconic Paul Walker-driven R34 GT-R produced a milestone in the R34s and F&F sector when it fetched an enormous bid amounting to over a million.

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