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|De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 FIA|
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|1971 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 FIA Race Car|
This 1971 De Tomaso Pantera chassis number THPNLL01508 was born as a road car and began it’s racing history on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1980 with a recorded run of 201 mph.
In 2003 the car was purchased from Sweden by the present owner.
The car was in perfect shape showing no signs of previous damage and or rust. At this point a complete rebuild to FIA Group 4 specifications began using the FIA homologation form #3047. The rebuild was carried out by the very well known and experienced Danish engineering firm, Aquila Racing Cars to the absolute highest standards!
The car has been racing in the FIA European Championship events from 2004 to 2008 on different European tracks among others: Nurburgring, Zolder, Spa, Hockenheim, Knutstorp, Ring Djursland, Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix.
Cleveland 351 cubic inch (5.8 litre) V8 with dry sump lubrication producing 503bhp.
4 x 48mm twin Weber carburettors, calibrated on dyno. Power is fed to the wheels via a modified gearbox with dog shift and AP clutch. Custom manufactured 180 degrees manifold with ceramic coating for increased airflow to exhaust. Ram air intake to airbox calibrated with the carbs.
Cooling the power plant is a specially manufactured aluminium radiator with 2 effective fans and oversize expansion container with integrated swirl pot and a Laminova heat exchange to control cooling/ heating of the gearbox and electric gear oil pump.
Uniballs are installed into the wishbones to improve handling and fully adjustable with custom made Intrax dampers, adjustable roll bars front and rear and custom developed steering rack to eliminate bump steer.
The brake callipers fitted on this car are 8 piston AP Lockheed callipers also used in Formula One. During the rebuild it turned out that the original brakes could not be obtained from AP. However, a special license issued by AP enabled the owner to make brand new homologated CNC fabricated brake callipers from one solid piece of aircraft grade aluminium using the original blue prints. There are only two cars in the world with these newly manufactured callipers. Brake disks front and rear are mounted on alu flanges for optimal cooling of both sides. An extremely strong and light custom made pedal unit is build in. Brake pressure is adjustable from the dash.
During a visit to the De Tomaso factory in 2003 the owner and the rebuilder received great help from Mr. De Tomaso and an engineer from the factory’s original racing support team.
After that the body was completely rebuilt as a Group 4 racing car. Among other modifications the chassis were fully welded, lightened, and reinforced. Please note that this car has never had any rust damages. The windscreen is lightened and has the added benefit of a built-in electric heater to prevent fogging.
All electrical wires are new. Wiring loom is made very light with the use of the same helicopter wire type as used in F1.
The car is fitted with a 25CRMO4 hand build roll cage constructed and installed by the acknowledged and FIA approved Swedish machine shop AB Gunnarsjö Svets & Smide. The roll cage is certified to comply with FIA’s regulations. Fuel cell: 2X60 litre FuelSafe FT3 safety tanks. The tanks are fitted one in each side of the car for optimal corner weight.
A full set of wet weather tires mounted on BBS rims.
4 wheels with slicks mounted on BBS rims (3 front and 1 rear).
One set of new brake pads.
Sold on the 15.08.2012