<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 117
1971 DeTomaso Pantera

Sold for US$ 62,720 inc. premium
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Chassis no. THPNLM02259

351ci OHV Ford V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Autolite Carburetor
310bhp at 5,400rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4 Wheel Independent Suspension
4 Wheel Disc Brakes

*Roughly 30,000 original miles
*Survivor car with just 3 owners from new
*Recipient of recent mechanical reconditioning
*First public offering of this DeTomaso


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Having established himself as a serious automobile manufacturer with the Mangusta coupé, Allesandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new mid-engined supercar, the Pantera. The Ford Motor Company was De Tomaso's partner at the time of its conception and thus the Pantera, like the Mangusta, relied on Ford V8 power. The 351ci (5.8-liter) engine varied in output depending on the destination market and in European trim came with 330bhp, or 350bhp as installed in the Pantera GTS. With either option the Pantera could sprint to 60mph (97km/h) in a little over six seconds and touch 160mph (257km/h) flat out. Most Panteras were sold with automatic transmission, though the GTS was available with a ZF five-speed manual gearbox. Styled by Tom Tjaarda at Carrozzeria Ghia, the stunning coupé body was, in fact, built by Vignale, both companies being part of the De Tomaso's empire in the early 1970s.

A remarkable survivor, this Pantera was purchased by its second owner, Robert Fiander, all the way back in 1977 with just 26,250 miles appearing on the odometer. Fiander would maintain ownership of the car into the 21st century up and used the Pantara infrequently over the decades as evidenced by the roughly 30,000 miles present today. Having spent time in long term storage, the mid-engine sports car was in need of a mechanical reconditioning, so the motor was pulled for the block to be cleaned, heads re-surfaced, and for new cam bearings to be fitted. Further, the transmission received a new clutch and pressure plate along with a replacement of all the coolant transfer tubes in stainless steel. The cooling system additionally received a cleaning and test and the electrical system was checked and put back in working order.

Now reconditioned and ready to run, the car will certainly be welcome amongst the post-war preservation class at any concours event across the nation. A wonderful example of the time honored Pantera, this is surely the one to own.
Contacts
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
<b>1971 DeTomaso Pantera</b><br />Chassis no. THPNLM02259
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please email us at [email protected]

Click here to consign your vehicle to a future auction.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Please Note the Buyer's Premium for this auction is as follows:

The final bid (hammer) price of each lot will be subject to a buyer's premium. For MOTOR VEHICLE property the premium is 12% on the first $250,000 of the bid price and 10% on any amount of the bid price exceeding $250,000.

For AUTOMOBILIA and other non-motor vehicle property, the premium is 27.5% on the first $3,000 of the bid price, 25% of the amount exceeding $3,000, up to and including $400,000, 20% of the amount exceeding $400,000, up to and including $4,000,000, and 13.9% on any amount exceeding $4,000,000.

For the CHARITY lots 27 through 31, no buyer's premium will be charged.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit or charge card. Please note that only automobilia and/ or charity lots may be paid for by credit card and the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited. Credit cards may not be used to pay for motorcar purchases.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact the motoring department.

Special Car Dealer Notices

, number VI/1087220/1