1991 DeTomaso Pantera 90 Si

Photos by Josh Hway, ©2020 Courtesy of Gooding and Company

In 1990, DeTomaso unveiled the completely re-engineered Pantera 90 Si, which featured updated Marcello Gandini styling. Substantially revised in all respects, the 90 Si benefited from a new tube-frame chassis and reworked suspension, creating a lighter, more-rigid platform.

The updated Pantera also featured a fuel-injected Ford 302 engine, which gave the car a top speed of 150 mph. Nearly all Si models were equipped with the proven ZF transaxle, ventilated Brembo disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a well-appointed cabin with leather-trimmed bucket seats, wood dash, electric windows and air-conditioning. Just 41 examples of the Pantera Si were built during the model’s three-year production run. Only 38 were sold to the public.

The Pantera’s first owner, C.A.D. Dijkhuis, purchased the car in November 1994. He drove it sparingly over the next two decades, adding just a few hundred kilometers before placing the car in static storage, where it remained until his death. The current owner, a U.S.-based collector, acquired the 90 Si from the estate of the original owner in 2019 and has since detailed it to concours-quality standards. Still in exceptional, time-capsule condition, the DeTomaso showed less than 500 km (310 miles).