Frank Hardy Photography

Sports Cars …

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Back in the early 1980’s, I had a friend that was always buying and selling sports cars, boats, etc, etc … about the only thing of his that I never photographed were planes and that is not to say that he did not have any.  I ran across this print and contact sheet when I was looking for something else.  I wish that I could put my hands on the negatives and the rest of his files, but I must have lost those when Hurricane Ivan destroyed the building that I was storing a lot of negatives and prints in. The contact sheet shows a Ferrari, Pantera  and Aston Martin out front of his house over on Pensacola Beach …

Deans Cars _ RTP _ SFW

People talk today about shooting lots of images, but I used to burn up film … I would usually shoot a roll on each sequence of images.  I processed and printed all of my film and I was fairly careful, but I could always manage to end up with dust / scratches on some of my frames.  So, I always tended to shoot more than just a frame or two on a set-up.  Next is an 8×10 of the Pantera in this photo.  Back in the the 1970’s, you could by a Pantera new from a Lincoln-Mercury dealer for a little over  ten thousand dollars.  I knew several people who had gone out to the local Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Pensacola, Astro, and purchased Panteras.  Here is one photographed out at NAS Pensacola …

 

Pantera _ RTP _ 3 Mar 15 _ SFW

If anyone wants to share their Pantera memories here, please feel free, but remember that this is a family oriented ( sort-of ) blog, so try to keep it clean.  Here is a Wikipedia link to the history of the car.  Feel free to Google ” Panteras for sale ” to see what they sell for now, but I have to warn you … you had better be sitting down when the prices pop up.  I have some more miscellaneous mess that I will be putting up in the next few days, so please check back.  Thanks for looking ,,, Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

March 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

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