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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/" rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/celebrities/" rel="tag">Celebrities</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/misc/" rel="tag">MISC</a></p><a href="/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/#continued"><img alt="1971 De Tomaso Pantera" data-credit="Jay Leno's Garage" data-mep="315538" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1062x705+103+50/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/990126ad1d09ce69a27577d34e173da9/200314102/1971-Detomaso-Pantera.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Perhaps it's fitting that the band Pantera is known for its heavy metal music, because the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/detomaso+pantera/">DeTomaso Pantera</a> is the automotive equivalent of a metal album. It's short, aggressive and makes a mean sound. It doesn't mess around either, with a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/">Ford</a> 351-cubic-inch (5.75-liter) V8 sending mountains of torque to the rear wheels. This week, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/jay+leno/">Jay Leno</a> takes us on a detailed tour of his '71 to show why it rocks.<br /><br />There's a regular format to <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/jay+lenos+garage/"><em>Jay Leno's Garage</em></a>. It starts with Jay and maybe a guest taking a look at the car and talking about its history, and then they take it out on the open road. However, this video is practically a Pantera buyer's guide. Jay is adamant from the start that the last thing anyone should own is a stock example. To remedy this, he and his guest, the editor of the <em>Pantera Club</em> magazine, take viewers to school about some of the ways to turn them into even better performance machines.<br /><br />No matter what you do to it, though, the Pantera requires that the driver adapt to it, not the other way around. For example, Jay isn't a big guy by most standards, but he has to cram himself into the cockpit with his shoes off and shirt partially unbuttoned just to go for a drive. Still, once out on the road, it all makes sense with that rumbling V8 and those Italian supercar looks. <a href="/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/#continued">Scroll down</a> to watch and learn a lot more about this uncompromising '70s performance car.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Jay Leno is far beyond driven in his 1971 Pantera</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/">Jay Leno is far beyond driven in his 1971 Pantera</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20918335/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/23/jay-leno-1971-pantera-video/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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