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De Tomaso introduced the Pantera model in 1970 at the New York Auto Show and production started in 1971. The model was styled by Ghia, the body was made by Vignale in Turin, and the car was assembled at the De Tomaso factory in Modena. On the American market, Ford was handling imports under the Lincoln Mercury brand. The first examples from 1971 weren’t built to the quality standards of Ford and many upgrades were made on 1972 De Tomaso Pantera models. The improved version featured a new engine, anti-rust protection and crash security equipment such as the recognizable large black bumpers. The car was powered by a Cleveland Ford engine capable of 248 hp. 5,500 examples of the Tomaso Pantera were sold by Ford in the US until 1975 and some cars were imported in the 1980s from the factory.
Looking to purchase a classic DeTomaso?
If you’re looking for a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera to add to your classic car collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club team can help you find the perfect example. A total of 7,200 examples of the De Tomaso Pantera were made and each model is unique from its original features to the modifications made by the different owners. If you already have your eyes on a particular example, it is highly recommended to hire a professional to carry out a pre-purchase inspection. A classic car specialist will be able to tell you how much work the car needs to operate at its top capacity and make sure you’re aware of the extra cost. The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be happy to share their contacts of trustworthy De Tomaso experts in your region should you need help with the pre-purchase inspection.
Call The Beverly Hills Car Club team today to gather more information on the best practice for buying a classic car. Thanks to their long-time experience in the industry, the team has an extensive knowledge of the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera and their Los Angeles-based classic car dealership has a wide inventory of classic cars for sale. Connect soon to find out about the examples of 1972 De Tomaso Pantera currently for sale in their showroom!
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