1972 De Tomaso Pantera

GTS "Groupe 3"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    124
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis No THPNMY04692
Engine No 351/3667

- Complete historical and photographic record
- Restored at the factory in 1993 (invoices)
- Prepared by William Sala Racing
- Matching numbers

This De Tomaso is offered with a historical record that is very rare to see for an automobile! It will in fact be delivered with its purchase order specifying "Urgeeentissima" in the desired delivery section and its original invoice to the first owner, the company Bordese Automobili in Turin, dated 19 December 1972. It has a grey and black colour combination and is equipped with a Ford V8 351 engine, air conditioning, electric windows, car radio and some other details. All of its four Italian owners are known, since the file contains a copy of the successive Targas. It was sent back to the factory in 1993 for a complete restoration and in 2007, the entire car is upgraded into a Group 3 factory configuration by the Officine William Sala Racing in Modena (De Tomaso dealership) with all the rare factory parts (see manufacturer's certificate). The 351/3667 engine is completely dismantled and rebuilt, documented in a second file with pictures of the work done. All invoices are included in the file. It took part in the Tour Auto in 2010 was ranked 26th out of 111 and 1st place in its class. Important work was carried out at Still Racing in Toulouse in 2013, including the overhaul of the gearbox, the clutch, the cooling, inspection of the running gear… In 2015, the car was sent to Atlantic Racing for a complete engine restoration, replacement of the electric wiring and numerous improvements for an amount close to €35,000. Today, the engine produces more than 450 hp and if used well, will lead into winning historic races. Furthermore, it will be delivered with a very large file of invoices retracing its entire history with original invoices, certificates, numerous factory invoices and pictures of the preparation by William Sala Racing.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1972-de-tomaso-pantera-gts-gr-3-3980-124

Photos © Kevin Van Campenhout