1973 De Tomaso Pantera

"An Italian - American Icon"

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Year
1973
Make
De Tomaso
Model
Pantera
Stock
B4429 L
Vin
THPNNM05431
Odometer Reading
24,411
Engine Size
351ci V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Candy Tangerine Copper
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to bring to market this stunning 1973 DeTomaso Pantera for your consideration. ( car #5431). The owner of the car poured his passion into this one and it clearly shows. According to the owner the miles are original. This example is the 'L GTS” model. The completely rebuilt car consists of the following notable highlights :

-updated cooling radiator and fans along with water pump and thermostat modifications

-two large 94 series batteries, one in the trunk and one in the engine bay

-updated brakes with rotors/pads/calipers/ and a complete e-brake that is functional along with master cylinder and power brake booster

-motor was completely rebuilt with standard upgrades, 30 over pistons balanced rotating assembly stainless steel valves, chromoly fasteners, larger oil pan, 850 Holley carburetor and aluminum intake

-the ZF transmission has been completely gone through with updates including all new bearings, shift synchronizers, ring bolt safety wire, powder coated and standard dress up fasteners.

-the AC has been updated with a rotary style pump replacement of evaporators and condensers along with hoses all new.

-relocated antenna to top of car with access panel to service

-relocated mirrors for better view and added a backup camera by Garmin

-modified existing gas tank with high flow screen and extra provisions to add fuel injection larger diameter piping.

-the ignition is electromotive crank trigger and has a fully adjustable timing module located on the gas tank shield and allows to change easily wit ha small screwdriver and adjust rev limiter.

-added to toggle switches to turn off the power steering pump located in the forward trunk and one by the fuse panel to turn off the electric clock that is functional this is for storage or working on the car with the key on.

-added an updated radio with standard features for today's Bluetooth and sound qualities also put in an extra USB port.

-changes to the interior include real leather seats along with new foam in the seats, door panel cosmetics, better carpeting and floor mats.

-suspension has fully adjustable coilover shocks along with updated bearings in the rear for longer life and extra load put on by bigger tires, the axle shafts have been replaced with CV style which is smoother and eliminates the old U-joints. Larger sway bars, heim joints and urethane bushings.

The body has been professionally updated with gt5s factory panels fully welded with no visual seams, along with factory vents and grills – nothing is reproduction.

The exterior of this Pantera is painted in a striking House of Colors Candy Tangerine Copper color. 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.

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.

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

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. GR Auto Gallery and all its affiliates reserve the right to charge a 3% processing fee on any credit card sales of over $2,500.

Basic

Year
1973
Make
De Tomaso
Model
Pantera
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Odometer Reading
24,411
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Candy Tangerine Copper
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
351ci V8
Transmission Type
Manual

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