1971 DeTomaso Pantera Coupe / THPNLS01992 Chassis Information

1971 DeTomaso Pantera photograph

1971 DeTomaso Pantera photograph

1971 DeTomaso Pantera photograph

1971 DeTomaso Pantera photograph

1971 DeTomaso Pantera1971 DeTomaso Pantera1971 DeTomaso Pantera1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Coupe
Chassis #: THPNLS01992
Engine # 87400928
Sold for $112,200 at 2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $148,500 at 2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ.
Alejandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new mid-engined supercar, the Pantera. The Pantera was given unitary construction for the steel chassis/body, and powered by a Ford 351 CID Cleveland V8 engine (depending on the destination market). The styling was handled by Tom Tjaarda at Carrozzeria Ghia and with construction handled by Vignale -both companies being part of DeTomaso's empire in the early 1970s. DeTomaso had a long standing relationship with the Ford Motor Company which allowed the Pantera to be distributed through select Lincoln-Mercury dealerships in the USA.

For 1972, in order to comply with stricter emissions regulations, the DeTomaso received a lower compression, 248 horsepower Cleveland motor. The 'L' model of 1972 also received 'impact resistant' bumpers and improved cooling and air conditioning systems. In 1974, the GTS models were given flared wheel arches and in European trim, came with a 350 horsepower engine, larger wheels/tires and other performance enhancements. Introduced at approximately the same time was the GT/4, a development of the Group 4 competition cars of 1972/73. In 1974, Ford and DeTomaso parted ways due to the energy crises. DeTomaso continued to sell the Pantera in Europe for many years; it was still around in the 1990s having undergone a series of upgrades.

In 1980, the Pantera received its first major revision to its body, with the introduction of the GT5. It had a deep front air dam and delta-wing rear spoiler. The GTS5 was introduced in 1985, and incorporated further revisions to the bodywork and upgrades to its interior.

Bertone's Marcello Gandini, the stylist of Lamborghini's Miura and Countach, completely redesigned the Pantera in 1990, creating a virtually new model. Production of the Pantera continued until 1993.

This particular example is a Pre-L model that was built in July of 1971. It was delivered new to its selling dealer, Lee Douglass Lincoln-Mercury in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on April 5th, 1972. It was soon sold to its first owner, a Mr. Leonard L. Seruka of Emmaus, PA on May 13th, 1972. It was later traded in to Pfeiffer Lincoln-Mercury in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August, 7th, 1980, showing a mere 9,199 miles from new. Its next owner was a Texas collector who had the car for a short time before selling it to the 3rd owner, Mr. Jim LaBar from Stuart, Florida. Mr. LaBar would retain the car for approximately 35 years; at some point in his ownership, the car was given a high quality paint job.

This Pantera is one of 87 examples ever made in the color of Lime Green (paint code #6) and is 1 of only 743 Pre-L models ever produced in 1971.

The odometer currently shows 11,600 miles. The car is mostly original except for a few upgrades includign a Momo steering wheel, Holley carburetor, and factory GTS wheels.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2016


2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$130,000-$160,000 
Sale Price :
$148,500

2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$110,000-$130,000 
Sale Price :
$112,200

2019 1
2017 2
2016 3
2014 2
2012 1
2011 1
2009 1
2008 2
2002 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$84,000$84,0001
2017$136,750$148,5002
2016$88,067$112,2003
2014$52,500$55,0002
2012$44,000$44,0001
2011$38,500$38,5001
2009$71,500$71,5001
2008$45,750$58,5002
2002$29,700$29,7001
2001$22,000$22,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1971 sales)
1971 De Tomaso Pantera by Ghia
Chassis#: THPNLC01263
Sold for $84,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Chassis#: THPNLJ02122
Sold for $125,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1971 De Tomaso Pantera
Chassis#: THPNLS01992
Sold for $148,500
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
1971 DeTomaso Pantera image  1971 DeTomaso Pantera image  
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Chassis#: THPNLJ02113
Sold for $85,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1971 DETOMASO PANTERA
Chassis#: THPNLS01992
Sold for $112,200
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1971 DeTomaso Pantera image  1971 DeTomaso Pantera image  
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Sold for $67,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1971 DETOMASO PANTERA
Sold for $50,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1971 DETOMASO PANTERA
Sold for $55,000
  2014 Mecum - Houston
 
1971 Pantera
Sold for $44,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee Florida
 
1971 DE TOMASO PANTERA CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: THPNLS01944
Sold for $38,500
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach, Fl
 
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Chassis#: THPNLE01445
Sold for $71,500
  2009 Russo and Steele - Monterey 2009
 
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
Sold for $58,500
  2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
1971 DeTomaso Pantera image  
1971 De Tomaso Pantera
Sold for $33,000
  2008 Mecum High Performance Auction at Kissimmee, FL
 
1971 DE TOMASO PANTERA COUPE
Sold for $29,700
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2002
 
1971 DE TOMASO PANTERA COUPE
Sold for $22,000
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1971 DeTomaso Pantera's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1971 DeTomaso PanteraTHPNLJ021502019 Bonhams : Amelia Island $120,000$140,000
1971 De Tomaso Pantera Pulsante - The Hawaii 5-0 CarTHPNLD013652015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1971 DeTomaso Pantera Coupe 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$42,000  

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