Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
De Tomaso‘s first V8 engined car, the Mangusta, suffered from a flexing chassis, with consequent loss of consumer confidence and, therefore, sales.
Thus for the Pantera - meaning Panther- an all new monocoque chassis was chosen, together with wishbone/coil spring suspension front and rear designed by Giampaolo Dallara, fresh from his similar work on the Lamborghini Miura. Disc brakes and alloy wheels were fitted all round. It was clothed with stylish wedge shaped, two seater steel coachwork designed by Ghia, while power came from Ford‘s 5.7 litre, iron block Cleveland V8 with single Autolite carburettor. With 310bhp and 380lb.ft of