<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306

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Lot 155
From the Private Collection of Carroll Shelby
1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

Sold for US$ 182,560 inc. premium
1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS
Chassis no. THPNBT09281
Engine no. 07306

351ci V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
266bhp at 5,400rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*From the personal collection of Carroll Shelby
*1 of only 138 GTS models for the US market
*Believed to have only 7,350 miles
*Shelby's theme of European style with American muscle


THE DE TOMASO PANTERA GTS

Having established himself as a serious automobile manufacturer with the Mangusta Coupe, Alejandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new mid-engined supercar, the Pantera. Dallara opted for unitary construction for the steel chassis/body, abandoning the Mangusta's backbone frame.

Ford Motor Company was De Tomaso's partner at the time of the Pantera's introduction in 1971 and thus the Pantera, like the Mangusta, relied on Ford V-8 power. Mated to a ZF all-synchro, five-speed transaxle, the 351ci (5.8-liter) Cleveland engine varied in output depending on the destination market, and in European trim came with 330bhp on tap, enabling the Pantera to complete the 0-60mph sprint in a little over five seconds and touch 160mph flat out. Styled by Tom Tjaarda at Carrozzeria Ghia, the stunning coupé body was in fact built by Vignale- both companies being part of De Tomaso's empire in the early 1970s. De Tomaso's longstanding relationship with the Ford Motor Company led to an arrangement whereby the Pantera was distributed through select Lincoln-Mercury dealerships in the US, where a lower compression, 248bhp Cleveland motor (meeting stricter emissions regulations) was introduced for 1972. The 1974 energy crisis led to a parting of the ways between Ford and De Tomaso, who continued to sell the Pantera in Europe.

Exceptionally long-lived for a supercar, the Pantera was still around in the 1990s, having undergone a series of upgrades. The first of these had appeared on the 'L' model of 1972, which featured 'impact resistant' bumpers and improved cooling and air conditioning systems. Flared wheel arches distinguished the GTS model of 1974, which in European trim came with a 350bhp engine, larger wheels/tires and other performance enhancements. Introduced at approximately the same time was the GT/4, a development of the Group 4 competition cars of 1972-73.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The Pantera presented here is a 1983 GTS model owned by the famed Carroll Shelby. In typical Italian sports car fashion, the exterior features a two-tone paint scheme of vibrant red with black lower panels. Inside, a tan interior rounds off the classic treatment. The De Tomaso has been used sparingly throughout it's 30 years of existence, showing just over 7,350 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. Appearing orginal throughout, the car still retains its numbers matching engine. The concept of the Pantera is one that clearly resonated with Carroll and comes as no surprise that he would have one for himself. The car is accompanied by its tools, jack, and a Shelby vehicle authenticity certificate certifying that the car was owned by Carroll Shelby. With such a famed owner, this Pantera is a must have for any De Tomaso or Shelby collector.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note title is in transit – Following the sale, this vehicle will be shipped back to Gardena California where it is scheduled to be inspected by the CHP on June 16th, 2018. Following its inspection, the DMV will produce a title in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. All additional shipping and storage costs resulting from the car's transfer to California will be paid for by the seller.
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<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
<b>1983 De Tomaso Pantera GTS</b><br />Chassis no. THPNBT09281<br />Engine no. 07306
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