Having A De Tomaso Pantera As A Company Car Is Winning In Life

Forget about your boring, grey four-door anonymous box on wheels, company cars don’t come more special than this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera.

When Gary Corcoran was offered a $250 monthly allowance from his work to buy a nicer car, he knew he had to put it in good use.

Gary always had a soft spot for exotic sports cars which led him into looking for a 246 Dino when he came across a Pantera.

Having built a few muscle cars back in high school, Gary knew that the Pantera’s Ford 351 Cleveland V8 would be easier to service from other exotic sports cars. “Although I paid the same price -about $20,000- that I could have spent on a 246 Dino, I’ve never regretted the decision, and today the Pantera enjoys a great increase in value and appreciation no matter where I go,” he said.

20 years later he finally managed to get some work done on his beloved Pantera. What started as a simple respray and a few mechanical fixes resulted to a car that’s now fresh off a ground-up restoration.

“When I’m gone from this earth, I hope that my sons will continue to enjoy the car as much as I have and that it’ll stay in the family forever,” Gary says in the latest Petrolicious film.

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  • Six_Tymes

    damn cool car. lucky to own it

    • Infinite1

      +1

  • Infinite1

    The sound of that engine…

  • alex.remsen

    I would still have the Dino over the Pantera though. But if he’s happy with his choice then I’m glad for him

    • Michelin

      [email protected] agree.
      But Pantera is still an amazing car. Italian body with American muscles

  • john1168

    Fantastic car. I always loved Pantera’s. Maybe because they kind of reminded me of the GT-40.

  • Blade t

    Good for him….

  • I REMEMBER WHEN THESE FIRST CAME OUT.
    BEAUTIFUL EXTERIOR. THE INTERIOR NOT SO MUCH.

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