€84 900

DE TOMASO PANTERA 5.2L V8 330HP 1 OF 72

Car Details
Body Classic & Historic Race Car
Registered N/A
Stock id 3274
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Features
  • Technical Passport
  • Street Legal
  • Documentation
  • Certified Used
Seller Note

DE TOMASO PANTERA 5.2L V8 330HP – 01/1972 – 7452 MILES (11993KM) – 1 OF 72

– GREY MET
– INTERIOR IN BLACK LEATHER
– MOTOR 5.7L V8 CLEVELAND 330HP
– ZF MANUAL GEARBOX 5 SPEED
– MFD BY DE TOMASO AUTOMOBILI 1 OF 72
– ORIGINAL MANUALS
– ORIGINAL STEERING WHEEL IN BLACK LEATHER
– HISTORIC RACING USA DOCUMENTACION
– DENMARK REGISTRATION

The “Pantera” was born in the months between 1969 and 1970, driven by Ford, who wanted to market a high-performance mid-engine car to achieve the double result of commercially exploiting the sporting successes achieved with the GT 40 in Europe and counter the success achieved by Corvette (produced by General Motors) on the US market [1].The construction of the car was entrusted to a young Emilian company, De Tomaso, who made the prototype by reworking the technical scheme already tested on the “Mangusta”, with bodywork designed by Tom Tjaarda. Assembled in the factories of the Vignale body shop, at the time owned by De Tomaso, the “Pantera” is a two-seater coupe with a very sporty central engine. Marketing began in the spring of 1971 [1].The technical staff of the Casa di Modena, led by Gianpaolo Dallara, abandoned the expensive central beam chassis of the “Mangusta” and for the “Pantera” chose the cheapest solution of the monocoque bodywork, as Ford wanted to sell the car at a price competitive and needed a high production rate, incompatible with the artisanal construction process of the trellis frames [2]. The engine is the 5763 cm³ Ford Cleveland 351 V8 (equal to 351 cubic inches) which, powered by a large Holley four-body carburettor, delivers 330 hp.Typical, in relation to the general setting of the car, are the other solutions: rear-wheel drive, suspension with overlapping triangles (both front and rear), self-ventilated disc brakes, 5-speed synchronized manual transmission ZF and self-locking differential.