1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Group 4 - One of only 14 cars built

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red/White/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number: 874A/2344
The decision was made around November 1971 to race the Pantera in the 1972 season of the World Endurance Racing Series, the series in which the LeMans 24 hour endurance race is run. The Pantera would race in the GT class (group 4), a class dominated by Ferrari and Porsche. Ferrari race car driver and development engineer Michael Parkes was hired from Ferrari to develop the Pantera for this series and drive the Pantera too. Each of DeTomaso's 5 European distributors were asked to field a team in the series.
The features that are the backbone of a race car are reduced weight, a powerful motor, the best tires allowed by the rules and brakes with tremendous stopping power. The Group 3 Pantera was the starting point for the development of these Group 4 race cars. The chassis