Race Car for Sale – De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 Works car
From the listing for this De Tomaso Pantera Race car:
Version : Pantera GR4
Chassis : 874A / 2344
Engine : 5.7-litre Ford V8
Build date : March 16th 1972
Exterior : Red & Black
Interior : Black
First owner : Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, USA
History : Used by the Ford Experimental Department. Sold to Warren Tope, USA.
1973 – Lime Rock – W. Tope DNF
1973 – Watkins Glen – W. Tope DNF
1973 – Sanair – W. Tope
1973 – Road America – W. Tope
1973 – Blackhawk Farms – W. Tope 1st
1974 – Pontiac Road Race – W. Tope 1st
1974 – Road America – W. Tope DNF
1975 – sold to Kenper Miller, USA with numerous spares.
1975 – Watkins Glen 6 Hours – K. Miller / P. Miller
1975 – Daytona 250 – K. Miller / P. Miller
1980 – Sebring – Miller
1986 – Sold to Richard Conway
1989 – Sold To Alex Quattlebaum
2005 – Sold to Europe
The Pantera (Italian for “Panther”) was a mid-engined sports car produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy from 1971 to 1991, the last one being delivered to a customer in 1992. It was the automaker’s most popular model, with over 7,000 units produced during its 20-year run.
Tracking down some history on De Tomaso’s race cars is not easy as there is not much out there.
I did find this for IMSA History site.
With Alejandro De Tomaso’s deeply ingrained love for racing, it was no surprise when a competizione Pantera was unveiled in late 1971. Built to contest the FIA’s now legendary Group 4 category, it would most notably go up against factory built racecars from Ferrari, Porsche and Chevrolet. The shock absorber towers were modified to accomodate beautiful new Campagnolo wheels. Ten and 14-inches wide at the front and back respectively, these cast magnesium rims had a 15-inch diameter and fronted bigger Lockheed ventilated disc brakes. Cooling tubes were now all-alloy, quick-ratio steering racks being fitted along with twin 60-litre fuel tanks. While a projected weight of around 1100kg had originally been targeted, Porsche were so concerned about the Pantera’s arrival that they forced the FIA into homologating the Group 4 version (or GT4) at 1250kg. Bulbous fibreglass wheelarch extensions were pop-riveted on to accomodate the wide Campagnolo wheels and gave the car an extremely aggressive look which was enhanced by the deep front spoiler and matt-black finish for the front lid, engine cover and sills. No front bumpers were fitted nor any rustproofing applied, the Group 4 Pantera’s using two types of tail lights.
Listed for sale with Vanderveken Establishments
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