The Pantera remains one of the most sought after classic sports cars of the 1970s. The later 1972 through 1974 L model had many improvements from the earlier 71-72 cars. Unfortunately, the DOT required impact bumpers were less than attractive but not to worry - the problem has been addressed!
AmeriSport Industries currently manufactures composite split bumpers designed to replace the full width original front and rear L bumpers. The new designs are are styled to compliment the Pantera’s body lines and are a direct bolt on replacement requiring no additional holes for mounting.
The new split front bumpers are much lighter and may be painted the original black or body color giving your Pantera a newer more modern look. The original split front bumpers are available for the standard body L cars or the GT5 wide body cars. The newer design is body specific for the GT5-S steel flair car. The styling improvement over the L bumper is fantastic and the weight savings from removing the original bumper and impact shocks is significant totaling 25 LBS/11.3 KG.
There are 2 styles of rear split bumpers available. The original design from 1982 have a rounded inboard shape and require mounting holes to be drilled in the body. This is also the only style that will work on the GT5-S body due to the shape varience from the earlier cars.
The newer split rear bumpers were designed to compliment the front split bumpers. They are slightly smaller, have a flat inboard shape similar to the front bumpers and are a direct bolt on requiring no addition holes for mounting. Included with the bumpers are integrated brackets that use the existing impact shock holes as a mechanical mounting position and adhesive tape to mount the upper surface below the tailights. The cosmetic improvement is fantastic and the weight savings after the original bumper and impact shocks are removed is significant totaling 23 LBS/10.4 KG.
All of the bumpers come in sanding jell-coat and/or etching primer and include all necessary hardware to complete the installation. Many customers have just bolted them on without additional fitting although the bumpers are designed to be detailed fitted to your specific car and painting is required for a perfect finish.
The retail cost per set of two in any style (front OR rear) run $439.95. Purchacing both front and rears together reduces the price from $879.90 to $699.90 ($349.95 per set) in any style.