FULLY RESTORED 1972 DE TOMASO PANTERA
· LEFT HAND DRIVE · V8
Unearthed in California by Mike Drew (renowned Pantera expert), this vehicle had been stuck in an open-ended barn for many years. Although not having been moved in over 3 decades, it is found to be in magnificent condition and with some careful attention, the powerful V8 engine is brought back to life.
Acquired by Roger Brotton and shipped back to the Three Point Four workshop, the Pantera undergoes a full restoration. As a result of its singular storage conditions, the bodywork is rust free and the exterior paintwork is sprayed an iconic period De Tomaso factory apple green.
The engine and gearbox are detailed; the clutch, starter motor, carburettor, ignition and electrics are upgraded and the sand-cast Campagnolo wheels re-furbished. The interior, with its original dashboard, is renovated back to the factory standard, headlining replaced and seats returned to Pantera vinyl leatherette.
With 50,000 miles, full service history, owners handbook and supporting restoration photography, this truly exemplary vehicle has featured in specialist classic car magazines and at industry events and is one of only a handful of these vehicles in the U.K still enjoyed on the roads today.