What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

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The wedge-like Pantera was pure '70s exotica, but its 351 Ford Cleveland V8 engine meant that your local Ford dealer could fix it. Official output was a conservatively rated at 340 horsepower – not bad for a car that weighed some 400lbs less than Ford's own Mustang.

Not that the early cars were issue-free. Famously, Elvis Presley unloaded his revolver into his bright yellow Pantera after a fight with his then-girlfriend after it failed to start, robbing The King of an emphatic burnout. However,


Elvis liked to shoot stuff. Didn't think Sinatra was sincere in a performance; killed the messenger; shot his television. Car doesn't perform? For the f'ing KING? Shoot that thing.

Alain Jourgensen subjected his Mustang to the same during a fit of rage.

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