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Old 09-17-2002, 08:10 PM
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Here is the pic. of the 24s.
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Let me try again.
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:26 PM
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This is a Polaroid of the first enclopsed canopy race boat in History.

It was a 28 we built in 1985 powered with twin 650 HP small blocks from United racing .It had Recaro sit down race seats shock absorbed mounted,Air tanks in the cockpit, and 5 point harnesses.

We took this boat to the APBA race in 1985 here in Miami and they told us it was to far ahead of its time.Afew months later a few superboats had the same concept.We got credit for being the innovators in this race technology.

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This is a 1992 Pantera 24 that won the Sweden Touring class championship and went undefeated the entire year.It was powered with a 450 HP small block built by Hawk Marine Power.It also had a foot throttle and race sit down seats.

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This is a 1976 24 Pantera at the Chicago Boat show.It was powered with a 454-330 HP Mercruiser package with a turbocharger.

We sold 18 Boats at this show and launched Pantera to what it is today.Brown and Tan were popular colors at the time.


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Old 09-19-2002, 07:47 PM
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This is a picture of the 3 rd Pantera 28 ever built ( #003 ).It was a 1978 model powered with triple 2.4 Mercs.It was called Boats Unlimited.This boat is still around located in Upstate N.Y. and powered with triple 2.5 Mercs.
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This is a 1985 28 footer here at a Miami race in 1985.It was powered by twin 600 HP small blocks from United Racing.

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This is a picture of My Father and Mother in 1978 at a boat race on my Fathers 24 foot race boat.It was powered with a 482 CI 550 HP Big block with headers facing out the sides and a TRS drive.Back then this 24 would run a real 82 MPH.It won many races.The entire boat was black and silver.

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Trying again with the 1985 28 footer with twin small blocks.

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This a 1982 28 Pantera powered with twin Mariner outboards.This picture was taken In Puerto Rico in 1990.This boat won the Stock Class Championship over there and is still racing now. The water is always rough over there .

Many Panteras have won races and Championships over there over the years.

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