GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this awesome 1972 De Tomaso
Pantera for your consideration. This beautiful Italian sports car
is powered by a Ford 351ci four-bolt main Cleveland V8 motor mated
to a ZF transaxle manual transmission. The motor used in the
Pantera was sourced directly from Ford and was fitted with the more
aggressive Cobra Jet camshaft. It is reported that the Pantera,
when new, was able to complete the 0-60mph sprint in 5.5 seconds
according to Car and Driver.
The exterior of this Pantera is painted in a striking red color
with the original wheels and appropriate Goodyear tires completing
the exterior look. Needless to say this is a beautiful car. It was
designed by the Italian design firm Ghia's American-born designer
Tom Tjaarda. Unlike the De Tomaso Mangusta before it, the Pantera
used a steel monocoque design.
Inside the vehicle is a clean black leather interior. All gauges
work as they should as do all lights. This example does use a push
button ignition switch that is mounted to the parking brake
Driving the Pantera is one of the most exhilarating experiences one
can have in an automobile. With four wheel power disc brakes, rack
and pinion steering, finely tuned suspension, and roaring V8 motor
the Pantera leaves you with a smile on your face after every drive.
A unique feature of the Pantera when compared to other Italian
sports cars of the era, is the Ford motor. The higher torque of the
351ci V8 reduced the need for excessive gear changing at low speeds
which made the Pantera easier to drive in urban settings.
There are not many manufacturers that have as interesting of a
history as De Tomaso. Alejandro de Tomaso was born in Argentina to
a wealthy family of cattle ranchers. In his early twenties he had
to flee to Italy because he was caught trying to overthrow the
Argentinian government. Once in Italy, he met his wife Isabelle who
was an american heiress with plenty of money. De Tomaso used this
money to fund his racing ventures in Formula 1 racing under the
Maserati brand. After scoring no championship points in four races,
he was cut from the team and turned to his next automotive venture.
He started De Tomaso, his own Italian sports car brand named after
himself. As an homage to his family in Argentina the De Tomaso logo
is actually the same logo used on his family's cattle ranch.
Ford stepped in and assisted in the production and quality control
of the Pantera. Ford also signed a deal to exclusively sell the
Pantera in America through Lincoln Mercury dealers. Although this
relationship fell apart in 1975, roughly 5,500 Pantera's were sold
in America through this partnership. Now is your chance to take
home this awesome vehicle with plenty of history. Please call or
email with any questions or for additional information.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.
1972 De Tomaso Pantera
Stock Number:B3742 M
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