Elvis and the 351C

Elvis and the 351C

Joined: October 1st, 2004, 8:05 pm

July 13th, 2012, 2:22 am #1

FYI

Elvis Presley owned a Pantera

Which means, like you and me, the King drove a Cleveland powered car!

Which is kinda cool.



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Joined: December 23rd, 2008, 10:15 am

July 13th, 2012, 7:58 am #2

That's a great looking car! Elvis has left in one big hurry, and that 351C was doing what is does best, hauling a$$!
Last edited by HOT_ROD_CAR on July 13th, 2012, 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: December 17th, 2003, 4:14 pm

July 14th, 2012, 8:47 pm #3

FYI

Elvis Presley owned a Pantera

Which means, like you and me, the King drove a Cleveland powered car!

Which is kinda cool.



-G
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I've never seen a Pantera like that.
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Joined: February 20th, 2012, 12:07 am

July 14th, 2012, 9:43 pm #4

FYI

Elvis Presley owned a Pantera

Which means, like you and me, the King drove a Cleveland powered car!

Which is kinda cool.



-G
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This car was on display last summer at the Peterson Automotive Museum in L.A. with the supercar exhibit. Many of the cars are owned by the museum, but I don't remember if Elvis' Pantera was or not.
The car has 2 bullet holes in it where Elvis got mad because it wouldn't start. One is in the steering wheel and the other thru the driver's floorboard.

Chris
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Joined: October 1st, 2004, 8:05 pm

July 14th, 2012, 10:17 pm #5

I've never seen a Pantera like that.
Panteras were not delivered with mirrors ... mirrors were a detail left to the individual dealers to take care of. The two most common mirrors are the standard Ford rectangular chrome mirrors or the Ford pointy "sport" mirrors. Others were equipped with Italian sports car mirrors (Vitaloni) or racing mirrors from the era. Racing mirrors were kinda funky back then, most were mounted way forward on the fenders. That's what you see on Elvis' Pantera.

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Joined: October 1st, 2004, 8:05 pm

July 14th, 2012, 10:19 pm #6

This car was on display last summer at the Peterson Automotive Museum in L.A. with the supercar exhibit. Many of the cars are owned by the museum, but I don't remember if Elvis' Pantera was or not.
The car has 2 bullet holes in it where Elvis got mad because it wouldn't start. One is in the steering wheel and the other thru the driver's floorboard.

Chris
The Petersen Museum owns Elvis' Pantera, its on permanent display.

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Joined: September 12th, 2009, 1:17 am

July 15th, 2012, 1:59 am #7

Pretty cool elvis was know for shooting things he got mad at or disliked like for instance the time he shot his tv because he saw something on it he did not like.
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Joined: December 16th, 2003, 1:59 am

July 15th, 2012, 5:22 am #8

and he showed up heavy at the White House to see Nixon





there'll be phantoms, there'll be fires on the road... and the white man dancing
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July 15th, 2012, 9:27 am #9




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Joined: December 22nd, 2009, 6:12 pm

July 16th, 2012, 4:29 pm #10

George, please don't tell me Nixon ever drove a Cleveland!! The Pantera that Elvis drove looked just like the first one I ever saw. It was setting on the dealer's showroom floor in North Platte, Nebraska. It was beautiful and they wouldn't even let me sit in it.
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