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1972 De Tomaso Pantera Serial Number 03461

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Specifications

Make   De Tomaso Model   Pantera
Year   1972 Serial #   03461
Engine #    VIN   THPNMC03461
Engine Type   Ford 351 CID Cleveland Chassis Type   Monocoque
Build Sequence #   02461 Number Built   7,260
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Ghia
First Owner    Current Owner   Ferraris-online LLC
Build Sheet   Marti report Current Location   California

Features

Pre-L model 1972 De Tomaso Pantera s/n 03461. 1972 De Tomaso Pantera s/n 03461 was last owned by Mark Savage, the manager at the Vic Hubbard speed shop. S/n 03461 has been fitted with an Edelbrock Total Power Package featuring a pair of aluminum Edelbrock cylinder heads; a matched Edelbrock RPM intake manifold with a Holley 700 CFM Double Pump carburetor and a Crane split-duration cam, with 216 duration/.524 lift on the intake and 228 duration/.519 exhaust lift, all put to the ground through the Centerforce lightweight aluminum flywheel and 11″ Centerforce dual friction clutch. The half shafts are Spicer units made by Driveline Service. Cooling has been handled with a Fluidyne Lay Forward radiator and dual high CFM electric cooling fans. Also fitted with ANSA GTS headers mated with Mind Train mufflers. The transaxle was rebuilt and the ring gear bolts were safety wired. The steering rack was rebuilt, a long throw clutch slave cylinder was fitted and it has been fitted with a massive Interstate battery. Dyno testing produced 329 rear-wheel horsepower or approximately 410 hp at the crank, a 40-50% power increase over stock. Pantera s/n 03461 will idle all day long on a 95-degree day and the temperature runs at a perfect 195 degrees. Comes with a fat file with all the service paperwork for the last ten years.

Pantera s/n 03461 has been refinished in its original blue with the original black interior in good condition. The body and chassis are accident free, rust free and it’s as clean underneath as topside. It is mounted on BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires (225/50 R 15 front – 295/50 R 15 rear) on 7x15 front and 8x15 inch cast magnesium Campagnolo wheels. Cosmetically, this is a very attractive example with an excellent body. The panels are straight and panel fit is excellent. The paint is very good and the bright trim is in very good condition, as are the lights and glass. The interior is in good original condition and is fitted with an upgraded LeCarra steering wheel. The upholstery is all very nice throughout, including the seats, door panels, center console, dashboard and firewall. The original carpets are excellent in a high quality wool. The switches, controls and gauges are also in very good condition. All systems were serviced and sorted by Mike Drew, well-known Pantera Guru. As per Mike “This car is absolutely, completely solid and devoid of rust, which is a very rare thing, and it certainly bears being highlighted as the single most important characteristic of this car. The car is so strong and robust, I would go so far as to say that a prospective buyer could fly in from anywhere in the USA, turn the key and drive it straight home without the slightest bit of drama”. The engine compartment is excellent. The transaxle, engine, inner fenders and suspension are very clean, making for a very high quality driver condition. Pantera s/n 03461 runs and drives extremely well with great power through the RPM range. The engine is well-tuned, and sounds as it should, with the quintessential American V8 rumble. The car is powerful and moves easily through modern traffic. The transaxle shifts superbly, with excellent synchromesh, even when cold. The brakes are effective, and the steering and suspension free from any play. There are zero overheating problems. Also comes with a set of PI Motorsports wheels 17″ x 8″ and 17″ x 10″ with excellent Yokohama 215 x 40 ZR 17 and 335 x 35 ZR 17 AV135 tires; the original side and top air shrouds for the radiator, affording the buyer the opportunity to relocate the radiator in the original stand-up configuration; the stock radiator fans and the original air cleaner. Has 40,182 miles.

History

S/n THPNMC03461. 1972 Pantera. USA model.

1972, May, official build date.

1972, new to Pleuger Lincoln Mercury Inc, 1450 S. Beretania, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2005, 17 Aug., sold to Mark Savage, Fremont, CA.

2005–2015, while with Mark Savage, the manager at the Vic Hubbard speed shop, the last of the once-legendary California speed shops, s/n 03461 was fitted with an Edelbrock Total Power Package featuring a pair of aluminum Edelbrock cylinder heads; a matched Edelbrock RPM intake manifold with a Holley 700 CFM Double Pump carburetor and a Crane split-duration cam (which Clevelands like), with 216 duration/.524 lift on the intake and 228 duration/.519 exhaust lift, all put to the ground through the Centerforce lightweight aluminum flywheel and 11″ Centerforce dual friction clutch. The half shafts are Spicer units made by Driveline Service in San Leandro Ca. Cooling has been handled with a Fluidyne Lay Forward radiator and dual high CFM electric cooling fans. Also fitted with ANSA GTS headers mated with Mind Train mufflers giving all the right sounds. The transaxle was rebuilt and the ring gear bolts were safety wired. The steering rack was rebuilt, a long throw clutch slave cylinder was fitted and it has been fitted with a massive Interstate battery. Dyno testing produced 329 rear-wheel horsepower or app. 410 hp at the crank, a 40-50% power increase over stock.

2015, 29 May, to Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris Online LLC.

2015, 18 June, serviced at Ballard’s Auto Upholstery, 5131 Eilsworth Road, Vacaville CA 95688. Replace black felt trunk lining and R&R back panel. Total invoice: $370.00.

2015, 18 June, parts purchased at Auto Parts Professionals, 1803 North Texas Street, Fairfield CA 94533. Purchase drain cock. Total invoice: $7.81.

2015, 21 June, correct headliner material ordered from Re-Originals, 3034 FM 1988 East, Goodrich, Texas. $150.60.

2015, 26 June, parts purchased at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 181 Depot Street, Vacaville CA 95688. Purchase heat shrink and wire conduits. Total invoice: $22.30.

2015, 27 June, parts purchased at Napa Auto Parts Vacaville, 749 Mason Street, Vacaville CA 95688. Purchase relay. Total invoice: $17.89.

2015, 30 June, serviced by Mike Drew (Panteras by Wilkinson). Replaced grommet radiator mounting and side, flat washers M8, bumper lower door stop, insulator engine mount and spacer. Total invoice: $175.11.

2015, 05 July, parts purchased at O’Reilly Auto Parts, Vacaville CA 95688. Purchase 12 oz. water wet and air cleaner gasket. Total invoice: $22.01.

2015, 07 July, serviced at Firestone complete Auto Care, 1200 E Monte Vista Ave. Vacaville, CA 95688. Perform alignment service. Inspect steering and suspension system, including tire condition/ balance check 1 tire and air pressure check. Mount and compensate sensors, align all 4 wheels, road test vehicle. Inspect battery, passed. Total invoice: $89.99.

2015, 10 July, serviced by Mike Drew (Panteras by Wilkinson). Replaced thermostat and gasket, hose, radiator fan thermostatic switches, coolant, water wetter gasket, radiator drain cock, aluminum stock bolts for radiator mount, heat shrinking tubing/wire, radiator mounting grommets, gas, sublet Ballard’s upholstery, Labor for Marcus Smith, Wheel alignment. Total invoice: $705.26.

2015, 20 July, as per –mail from Mike Drew, well-known Pantera Guru and for twenty years the editor of the Pantera Owners Club of America Quarterly Magazine after his service and sorting, “This car is absolutely, completely solid and devoid of rust, which is a very rare thing, and it certainly bears being highlighted as the single most important characteristic of this car. The car is so strong and robust, I would go so far as to say that a prospective buyer could fly in from anywhere in the USA, turn the key and drive it straight home without the slightest bit of drama.”

2015, 28 July, A/C serviced by B & F Auto air, Costa Mesa, CA. All hose fitting ends replaced. Total invoice: $705.26.

2015, 30 July, rear deck lid stripped and repainted by Art’s Place, 931 Sunset Dr., suite G, Costa Mesa, CA. Total invoice: $1,250.00.

2015, July, for sale by Ferraris-online 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.