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1972 De Tomaso Pantera Serial Number 03503

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Lead photograph of 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Serial Number 03503

Specifications

Make   De Tomaso Model   Pantera
Year   1972 Serial #   3503
Engine #    VIN   THPNMC03503
Engine Type   Ford 351 CID Cleveland Chassis Type   Monocoque
Build Sequence #   3503 Number Built   7,260
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Ghia
First Owner   Sachs & Sons Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Marti Report Current Location   Ferraris-Online LLC

Features

Sold new by Sachs & Sons, Downey, CA, and has been a southern California car from new. Restored in 2007-2008 by Larry Ducas. Stripped to bare metal and repainted in an attractive yellow over the original black interior. The engine, transaxle, brakes and suspension were all rebuilt and s/n 03503 was then shown at multiple southern California vintage car shows in 2008-2012. Marti Report on file. Unquestionably among the most attractive of the exotic Italian automotive designs of the golden-era of pre-rubber-bumper, pre-smog supercars. Thanks to the sleek body lines penned by Tom Tjaarda and coachwork by Ghia, the chrome-bumper Pantera features a long, low hood line, a compact yet comfortable cabin and an abrupt cutoff Kamm tail rear, trademark styling of other 1970s mid-engined supercars such as the Lamborghini Miura and the Maserati Bora. Abundant power is supplied thanks to an ultra-dependable, mid-mounted, 4-bolt main 5.7-liter, 351 Ford Cleveland engine. While the original Pantera was easily capable of the supercar performance levels of the Miura and far quicker than the Maserati Bora, the Pantera was also known for its effortless torque at both low and high speeds and ultra-low cost maintenance. Thanks to a low center of gravity, excellent weight distribution, minimal weight on the front end, a bullet-proof 5-speed ZF transaxle, a powerful clutch and more-than adequate A/C, the Pantera is user-friendly, easy to drive, predictable, balanced and forgiving. Rust free, fully-sorted and serviced US-delivered Pantera in excellent cosmetic condition. A structurally excellent example that makes a strong cosmetic impression and delivers exceptional performance, retaining the purity of the early 1970s cars. Smog-exempt in California and most other states.

History

1972, May, build date. As per Marti Report, from new in dark blue, new to Los Angeles. Full VIN THPNMC03503

1972, sold new by Sachs & Sons, 9515 Lakewood Blvd., Downey, CA, 90240.

2007, 22 Oct., insurance card re-issued to William Larry Ducas, Redlands, CA.

2007, 2008, restoration done by Larry Ducas through his connections in the auto parts business, strip to bare metal and repaint in yellow, engine and transaxle rebuilt.

2008, 29 Aug., California registration renewed for Larry Ducas, Rialto, CA, 92376.

2008, 22 Oct., insurance card re-issued to William Larry Ducas, Redlands, CA.

2013, 08 July, sold by Newport Beach Auto Gallery, 1805 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 to current owner. 53,582 miles.

2013, 05 Sept., P.I. Motorsports, 1040 N. Batavia, Suite G., Orange, CA., new deck lid rear shocks, $97.19.

2013, 14 Oct., California registration renewal issued, $545.00.

2014, 14 Oct., California registration renewal issued, $309.00.

2015, 14 Oct., California registration renewal issued, $283.00

2016, 16 Aug., serviced by Strege Automotive, 501 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, CA., change engine oil and filters, change transaxle lubricant, install new plugs, set ignition timing, $1,211.03.

2017, 24 Sept., California registration renewed for current owner.

2018, May, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-Online.Com LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.