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1972 De Tomaso 874
Pantera Ghia
2 Door Coupe
Model Year History Overview:
The Pantera was a sports car produced by De Tomaso Company of Italy from 1971 through 1996.  The word “Pantera” is Latin for “Panther”. This car replaced the Ford-powered De Tomaso Mangusta.  Unlike the Mangusta, which employed a steel backbone chassis, the Pantera is a steel monocoque design. The first Pantera was powered by a 351 cid (5.8L) Ford Cleveland OHV V-8 which produced 330 hp.  This was linked to a ZF five-speed manual transmission.  Power-assisted four wheel disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering were also specified.  The ’71 Pantera could accelerate to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.  Late in 1971, Ford Motor Company began importing Panteras for the American market to be sold through its Lincoln-Mercury dealers.

Several modifications were made for the 1972 model year.  A new 248 hp 4-bolt Cleveland engine was used with lower compression (from 11:1 to 8.6:1) but with more aggressive camshaft timing and a factory exhaust header.  Ford ended Pantera importation to the U.S. in 1975.

This Pantera has the rare Bronze paint:  Only 6-12 Panteras with this color are in the U.S. 
          Total Panteras Sold in the U.S.: 5,500   Originally Sold To: N/A
           MSRP: N/A

Stock Number: C 81

1972 De Tomaso 874
Pantera Ghia
2-Door Coupe

VIN Number:  THPNMC03541
Date of Manufacture:  May 1972
Assembly Plant:  De Tomaso Automobile Spa, Italy
Exterior Color:  Bronze
Convertible Top:  N/A
Interior Trim: Black Vinyl
Engine:  351-C, CID Ford Cleveland Mid-Engine OHV V-8 /
330 Horsepower / Bore/Stroke: 4.00” x 3.50”

Transmission:  5-Speed ZF Manual Console Shift


  • Air Conditioner
  • Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Windshield Washer 
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Bumper Guards
  • Bronze-Color Aluminum Wheels

Wheelbase:  98.4 inches
Weight:        3,123 LBS
Length:        158.0 inches
Width:         67.0 inches
Height:        43.4 inches

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