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    DeTomaso Replicas?

    I was wondering, i have had this long obsesion with the pantera GT5-S. I know this is a long shot, but has there ever been a replica or a rebody for a Fiero or any type of donar?



    Any help would be appreciated

    Marcello


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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    I'm not sure how accurate the replica is and I think he is a member of this group, but here is a business card with a picture on it
    Gene


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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    The "Fantera" kit looked pretty good. Wondering what build quality is, and what the "Flare kit" They mention looks like. Hmmm.

    (Wondering if those flares will go on a stock Fiero body...heheheheh)

    I guess I'll need to get home, so I can call or something , no?

    And what was that "Predator" thing? Kind of odd looking, but definitely original. Like half lotus, half pantera...and not sure what. Interesting though.

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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    Hey,
    That Predator is the replica of the DeTomaso Pantera 2, which by the way was designed by Marcello Gandini (designer of the Lamborghini Diablo). This car had a tube chassis, six speed transmission and a fuel-injected 305 horsepower Ford 302 engine. It was only sold in Europe, from '90 to '96.


    This is the real car
    When this baby hits 88 mph, we're gonna see some serious sht!

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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    Probably cheaper to buy a real Pantera...they go for 30-40K do they not???
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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    Hmm never saw the Pantera 2. (Liked the last Pantera GT5S MUCH better)

    Also I thought Giorgetto Giugiaro (also of Viper and ITALDesign fame) penned the lines of the Diablo?

    Steve
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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    I never saw a Pantera 2 either, only read about it.

    Marcello Gandini designed the Lamborghini Urraco, Espada, Miura, Countach and Diablo. Bertone fabricated the body and sometimes the interior for some Lambos. In the case of the Urraco, Bertone designed the first prototype:



    But Lamborghini later prefered Marcello's design which was the definitive.

    When this baby hits 88 mph, we're gonna see some serious sht!

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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    WOW!

    This thread totaly just blew my mind off, especialy those pics of DeTomaso pics. My next question would be other than that Predator kit, are there any more manufacturers? and how difficult is it to put together that kit compared to like a countach or a F-355 kit? thx for your contribution,

    Keep it coming guys!!

    Marcello Trubiani

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    Re: DeTomaso Replicas?

    Hmmm....Giorgetto Giugiaro is commonly credited with the design of the Diablo, as well as the Viper. Doesn't Gandini also work for ITALDesign?

    Oh well...no matter!! Both of them are AWESOME!!

    Also, if you are interested in the Pantera replica...the Yellow car is for sale (And he'll take $6500 for it!!). I called the guy today. to see if he had any flares laying around.

    The guy is really nice, and I told him about this site, so maybe he'll post them for sale on here. He also has a Stretch Fiero laying about. (I dont remember the wheelbase)

    Steve
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