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1972 De Tomaso Pantera Serial Number 03968

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Lead photograph of 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Serial Number 03968

Specifications

Make   De Tomaso Model   Pantera
Year   1972 Serial #   03968
Engine #   02867 VIN   THPNMD03968
Engine Type   Ford 351 CID Cleveland Chassis Type   Monocoque
Build Sequence #    Number Built   7,260
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Ghia
First Owner   White Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Michigan

Features

1972 DeTomaso Pantera s/n 03968. USA model Pantera with only 9,410 original miles from new. A very original, rust free, largely stock, pampered car. Original yellow paint over an undented and original body. Excellent–quality original black interior and dash. The body, paint, interior, dash, under hood, front compartment and engine bay are all extremely clean and nicely finished. A Tom Tjaarda design from the golden–era of pre–rubber–bumper Italian exotics. Powered by a 4–bolt main 351 Cleveland engine that pulls strong to redline with a bullet–proof ZF gearbox. Comes with the original tool roll. Copies of the letters to the Pantera Club help to document two owners from new, with the first owner for twenty–three years, from 1972 to 1995, and the second owner from 1995 to 2009.

History

S/n 03968. Full VIN: THPNMD03968. DeTomaso # 874. Motor # 02867. New in yellow with black. Build date Sept. 1972.

1972, sold new to Thomas R. White, South Lyon, Michigan. White owned the car from 1972 to 1995 and was a POCA (Pantera Owners Club America) member who was noted for sending angry letters to the Pantera Club. White kept the car completely stock (except for bolt–on wire wheels) and only drove it 3,950 miles in 23 years.

1995, sold to Roy Weier of Westland, Michigan. Owned by Weier from 1995 to 2009, so 14 years. Weier bought the car with 3,950 miles. It had 9,410 miles when he died, so he drove it only 5,410 miles. Upon his death, his son, Kevin Weier of Ann Arbor, MI, took title and ownership of the car in August, 2009 and sold it to the current owner, a long term Ferrari owner.

2009, August, sold to third and current owner, Dearborn, MI.

2009, November, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

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.