AutoHunter Spotlight: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera powered by a newly rebuilt 392ci Windsor V8 backed by a five-speed manual transmission. Features include four-wheel disc brakes, new cooling system piping, and Brullen exhaust system. Finished in Yellow with black vinyl interior, this De Tomaso comes from the seller with Marti Report documentation, Ford Racing engine build documents and a clear title.

The exterior is finished in Yellow. Features include black U.S.-spec bumperettes, Xenon headlight conversion, Vitaloni rear-view mirrors and black rocker trim.

A set of 17-inch 10-spoke aluminum Pantera wheels is wrapped in Dunlop 235/40/R17 (front) and Sumitomo 315/35/ZR17 (rear) radials.

The racing bucket seats are upholstered in black vinyl. Features include Simpson harnesses, manual steering and brakes, upgraded Sony AM/FM/CD stereo and four-spoke steering wheel.  

The instrument panel consists of aftermarket gauges including a 160-mph speedometer, 10,000-rpm tachometer and gauges for the fuel level, coolant temperature, voltage and oil pressure. The odometer reads 49,480 miles but the true mileage is unknown.

Originally equipped with a 351ci Cleveland V8, this Pantera is currently powered by a newly rebuilt, 420-horsepower 392ci Windsor V8 with 650 miles. Engine features include aluminum heads and intake manifold, chrome valve covers, Holley 750cfm double pumper four-barrel, chrome K&N air cleaner, Brullen tubular exhaust headers and MSD electronic ignition. Shifting is handled by a five-speed manual transmission.

This Pantera was factory-equipped with a four-wheel independent suspension and rear-drive transaxle. Braking is provided by manual four-wheel discs. A quad-tip Brullen exhaust system exits at the rear.

The auction for this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera coupe ends on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. (PDT)

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