Shipping a 1972 Detomaso Pantera L

 

 


 

 

 

Safely Delivering the 1970’s Favorite with United Routes

With its powerful 5.8 liter V8 engine, and sleek 1970’s style curves, the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L is one classic car that will get car lovers’ heads turning any day. The Pantera L has a beautifully crafted aerodynamic design which helped it become one the best performing mid-engine cars in its class.

United Routes recently had the opportunity to move an excellent condition 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L in one of its trucks which are made exclusively for enclosed car transport. With the car safely inside the truck, and our professional movers and drivers doing the work, we ensured quick and safe handling of the Pantera L from the beginning of the move right up until the end.

Expert Italian Design

The 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L was produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy for a period of twenty years, from 1971 until 1991. In that time, over 7000 Panteras were manufactured, with the maximum of three a day being produced in the early 1970’s. The models in 1972 were some of the earliest ones and often found to be crowd favorites.

The 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L was built with the unique mid-engine design. This means that the engine is set further back than the usual spot under the hood of the car.

The primary benefit of having built the Pantera’s engine in this position is that more weight of the car is placed on the back tires. This translates into better traction of the back tires, and a significantly easier time when braking. For the more aggressive drivers of newer and older sports cars out there, it would mean fewer spin outs or skidding.

A potential drawback when building a car with a mid-engine design is that there can almost never be any possibility for a backseat. Due to the engine being set further back, the back bench seating in a regular sized car is almost completely taken up by the engine. However, for those usually buying new or old sports cars, that rarely presents itself as a real issue.

Experts in Classic Car Transport

According to American definitions, a classic car is defined as being between 30-49 years of age, so the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L certainly fits the bill. As a result of the age, and often heavy use of the classic car over the years, it requires especially delicate handling when moving from one location to another.

This is where United Routes and their expertise in classic car transport comes into the equation. With years of experience, and thousands of classic, antique and exotic cars moved, we are the company who knows exactly what it entails to get that special automobile where you need it.

With the sleek and beautiful 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L it was no different. From the loading of the Pantera up into enclosed car transport vehicle, to the smooth journey to our destination, and finally the safe unloading of the car, we ensured that our customer could feel secure in the smooth and efficient delivery of their car.

Ford Coupe street Rod | Classic Car Transport

 

Transporting a Classic 1932 Ford Coupe Street Rod

Did you know that in 1932 the price for this Ford coupe was about $490? Yeah, that’s some deal! Back then, most people would refer to a hopped up car like this as a “gow job”.  While not pictured above, the Ford roadster was actually a more popular choice for Hot Rod’s since it was lighter and less expensive.

United Routes transported this amazing classic in one our custom enclosed trailers. It took a few extra minutes to actually load this vehicle, but only because we just couldn’t stop staring 😉 .

 

Shipped a Matching Classic Car and Truck

1947 Dodge Car and Truck Transport

 

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Pure Awesomeness!

Transport of a 1936 Dodge LC Pickup

Classic Car Shipping

The early 1930’s was tough for America as a whole. The great Depression was bankrupting businesses left and right. Dodge truck sales hit rock bottom by 1932. At this point Chrysler had already taken over the Dodge company and by the mid 30’s decided they needed a spectacular line of trucks to get them out of the gutter.

The featured 1936 Dodge LC Pickup pictured above is just one of those cars. The trucks were produced with tremendous amounts of updates comapred to the typical design and construction seen at the time.

Our customer Frank had purchased this rare classic and needed it shipped back to his home about 1,000 miles away. Finding a 1936 car in this great of a condition is quite rare. Just check out the pictures, you’ll see what I mean.

We also asked Frank whether the transport process met his expectations. His response,

“United Routes got my truck to me fast and in great shape. very smooth process.”

We are glad to be of service.

Want to know what it’s like cruising in one of these? Check out this cool point-of-view video I found

Transported a 1910 Steam Engine Classic Car

 

Enclosed Car Transport

United Routes shipped this 1910 Stanley Steamer Model 70. Due to the fragile and unique nature of this classic the cutomer requested an enclosed transport.

Steam engines operate quite differently than the typical modern-day car we have come to know. Without getting too technical the basic gist is as follows. Boiling water creates steam. The expanding steam creates pressure which pushes a piston. The Piston is connected to a rod which is connected to a circular driving rod. The back and forth motion from the piston/rod creates a spinning motion (like a wheel) for the driving rod.

I’m going to assume my explanation is not exactly teacher material so check out this short 30 second clip below. It’s one of those monotonous science class clips but should give you a rudimentary idea of how this car works.

 

 

Steam cars were very rarely produced after the 1920’s. While many believe it’s a much healthier alternative for our planet the main issue is that steam powered engines need a continous supply of water. A power plant for example would have a much easier time running steam engine’s since it can simply be built near a large body of water. Mobile vehicles can only carry so much. Besides the extra weight from the large tanks of water, the car will constantly need to be refilled.

There are many opinions on this matter, more then I can possibly cover in this post but please check out steampowerbike.blogspot  and instructables.com for more info.