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Lot 34: De Tomaso Pantera "Pre-L", 1971

Est: CHF 140,000 - CHF 160,000Passed
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss AuctioneersJune 01, 2024Luzern, Switzerland

Item Overview

Description

Like so many of the 7’200 De Tomaso Pantera built, this sportster was delivered originally in the USA and registered there on the 2nd of October 1971. Following American fashion of model year changes normally taking place in September of the previous year we're actually looking at a 1972 example. The history of the car in the USA is not known. In September 1989, the Pantera was imported into Switzerland from Florida and driven for some time on dealer plates. The first Swiss MOT was completed in January 1996. At the end of 2002 the De Tomaso was integrated into the private collection of a sports car mechanic near Bern and eventually resold again in 2014. The then owner had the headlining replaced at the end of the year and the interior refreshed. At the beginning of 2017, the American thoroughbred with Italian styling was taken over by its last owner who commissioned a partial restoration of the coachwork and had a major service performed as well including fitment of four new Michelin tyres. After a short time, he realised that the engine wouldn't deliver the performance he expected as well as running hot, so, in June 2017 he had a high performance radiator and two additional ventilators installed. In 2019 the air conditioning system received a new compressor and was converted to the actual R134A cooling medium. At the beginning of 2023, the owner decided to restructure his collection and to part with the Pantera. Unfortunately, during transfer to a new owner, the car suffered a major engine damage which resulted in a complete overhaul by specialists from Eggenberger Motorenbau AG. There, a new engine was built up starting with a new Ford 351 engine block. A new crankshaft, new con rods, new forged pistons as well as a new camshaft were installed. The cylinder heads were overhauled with new valves and new valve springs. Needless to say, all main bearings, oil pump and pushrods were replaced with new parts. Since the revision only around 500 kilometres have been covered. Now the De Tomaso presents itself in technically very good condition with the coachwork and interior in good condition showing light signs of use. The most recent Veteran MOT was completed in May 2024 and this stunning powerpack may be registered immediately.
Deutsch: Wie so viele der rund 7'200 gebauten De Tomaso Pantera wurde dieser Sportwagen in die USA ausgeliefert und dort am 2. Oktober 1971 erstmals zugelassen. Aufgrund der amerikanischen Gepflogenheit des Modelljahrwechsels, welcher jeweils im September des Vorjahres stattfand, handelt es sich bei diesem Sportwagen um ein Fahrzeug mit Modelljahr 1972. Die Geschichte jenseits des grossen Teiches ist nicht bekannt. Im September 1989 wurde der Pantera aus Florida in die Schweiz importiert und hier wohl einige Zeit mit Händlerschildern gefahren. Die erste Abnahme durch die Schweizer Behörden erfolgte im Januar 1996. Ende 2002 wechselte der De Tomaso in die Privatsammlung eines Sportwagenmechanikers in der Nähe von Bern, welcher ihn 2014 weiterveräusserte. Der damalige Besitzer liess Ende des Jahres den Dachhimmel ersetzen und den Innenraum aufbereiten. Anfang 2017 wurde das rassige Coupé vom letzten Besitzer erworben, welcher in der Folge eine Teilrestaurierung der Karosserie veranlasste, einen grossen Service ausführen liess und dem Wagen 4 neue Michelin Reifen gönnte. Nach kurzer Zeit stellte er fest, dass der Motor nicht die gewünschte Leistung lieferte und zu warm wurde - so liess er im Juni 2017 einen Hochleistungskühler sowie zwei Zusatzlüfter einbauen. 2019 erhielt die Klimaanlage einen neuen Kompressor und wurde auf das aktuelle R134a Kühlmittel umgerüstet. Anfang 2023 entschloss sich der Besitzer seine Sammlung neu zu strukturieren, weshalb er sich vom Pantera trennen wollte. Leider erlitt der Italiener bei der geplanten Überführung einen kapitalen Motorschaden, was eine komplette Revision durch die Spezialisten der Eggenberger Motorenbau AG nach sich zog. Hierbei wurde ein neuer Ford 351 Motorblock komplett neu aufgebaut. Eine neue Kurbelwelle, neue Pleuel, neue Schmiedekolben sowie eine neue Nockenwelle wurden hierbei verbaut. Die Zylinderköpfe wurden mit neuen Ventilen und neuen Ventilfedern revidiert. Selbstverständlich wurden auch sämtliche Lager, die Ölpumpe und die Stösselstangen durch Neuteile ersetzt. Seit der Revision wurden nur gerade rund 500 Kilometer zurückgelegt. Nun befindet sich der De Tomaso in technisch sehr gutem Zustand, Karosserie und Interieur sind in gutem Zustand mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Die letzte MFK als Veteranenfahrzeug erfolgte im Mai 2024, womit der Bolide sofort eingelöst werden kann.
Français: Comme beaucoup des 7'200 De Tomaso Pantera construites, ce coupé a été livré à l'origine aux Etats-Unis et immatriculé le 2 octobre 1971. Suivant la mode américaine des changements d'année de modèle qui ont normalement lieu en septembre de l'année précédente, nous sommes en fait en présence d'un exemplaire de 1972. L'histoire de la voiture aux Etats-Unis n'est pas connue. En septembre 1989, la Pantera a été importée en Suisse depuis la Floride et a été conduite pendant un certain temps avec des plaques de concessionnaire. Le premier contrôle technique suisse a été effectué en janvier 1996. Fin 2002, la De Tomaso a été intégrée à la collection privée d'un mécanicien spécialisé dans les voitures de sport près de Berne, avant d'être revendue en 2014. À la fin de l'année, le propriétaire de l'époque a fait remplacer le ciel et rafraîchir l'intérieur. Début 2017, le pur-sang américain au style italien a été repris par son dernier propriétaire qui a fait procéder à une restauration partielle de la carrosserie ainsi qu'à un grand service comprenant le montage de quatre nouveaux pneus Michelin. Peu de temps après, il s'est rendu compte que le moteur n'offrait pas les performances attendues et qu'il chauffait. En juin 2017, il a donc fait installer un radiateur haute performance et deux ventilateurs supplémentaires. En 2019, le système de climatisation a reçu un nouveau compresseur et a été converti à l'actuel fluide de refroidissement R134A. Au début de l'année 2023, le propriétaire a décidé de restructurer sa collection et de se séparer de la Pantera. Malheureusement, lors du transfert à un nouveau propriétaire, la voiture a subi une importante avarie de moteur qui a entraîné une révision complète par les spécialistes d'Eggenberger Motorenbau AG. Un nouveau moteur a été construit en commençant par un nouveau bloc moteur Ford 351. Un nouveau vilebrequin, de nouvelles bielles, de nouveaux pistons forgés et un nouvel arbre à cames ont été installés. Les culasses ont été révisées avec de nouvelles soupapes et de nouveaux ressorts de soupapes. Il va sans dire que tous les roulements principaux, la pompe à huile et les pussoirs ont été remplacés par des pièces neuves. Depuis la révision, le véhicule n'a parcouru qu'environ 500 kilomètres. Aujourd'hui, la De Tomaso se présente en très bon état technique, avec la carrosserie et l'intérieur en bon état, présentant de légers signes d'utilisation. La dernière expertise vétéran a été effectuée en mai 2024 et ce superbe bolide peut être immatriculé immédiatement.

Payment & Shipping

Accepted forms of payment: Wire Transfer

Shipping

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

Auction Details

Classic Car Auction On June 1st 2024 In Lucerne

by
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss Auctioneers
June 01, 2024, 05:00 PM CET

Lucerne Fair Horwerstrasse 87, Luzern, 6005, CH

Terms

Buyer's Premium

12.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
CHF0CHF99CHF10
CHF100CHF199CHF25
CHF200CHF999CHF50
CHF1,000CHF1,999CHF100
CHF2,000CHF4,999CHF250
CHF5,000CHF9,999CHF500
CHF10,000CHF24,999CHF1,000
CHF25,000CHF49,999CHF2,500
CHF50,000CHF99,999CHF5,000
CHF100,000CHF499,999CHF10,000
CHF500,000+CHF25,000

Terms & Condition

TERMS AND CONDITION OF AUCTION

Any participation in our auction is the recognition and unconditional acceptance of the present Terms & Conditions.

1. BIDS
· Placing a bid corresponds to a binding offer.
· Bidders remain tied to their bid until the same is either outbidden or rejected by the auction's management.
· The auction's management is entitled to reject bids of unknown parties.
· Individuals who are not present may communicate their bids in writing to the auction's management. Suchlike bids are regarded highest bids without any premiums, VAT, and/or tariffs. Any changes to bids submitted in writing must be in writing, too, and have to be submitted no later than the night before the auction. Bidding by telephone is also possible. If you request to place your bids in writing or by telephone, please make use of the respective form provided on the auction catalog's last page!
· Online bidding is possible on www.invaluable.com, please register in time!

2. AUCTION ITEMS
· ITEMS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD ON BEHALF AND ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIGNOR OR OF THE COMPANY'S OWN STOCK!
· Neither Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH (OG) nor the sellers assume any liabilities regarding age, origin, state, and quality of the items offered and sold within the scope of the auction. Items are sold in their state as of the time of their acceptance. Unless explicitly agreed otherwise, mileages are regarded to be free from any guarantee.
· For post auction sales the terms and conditions of auction are also applied.
· Unless expressly stated otherwise, all items are to be inspected within the scope of the exhibition preceding the auction and will be published in good time on our website www.oldtimergalerie.ch.
It provides the opportunity of gaining information and insight on their respective state and value.
· The description of the objects is made according to the information provided by the vendor, based on the last current state of knowledge to the best of the vendor's knowledge and belief. The OG does not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information and the description. There will be no detailed technical inspection of the vehicles by the OG prior to the auction.
The OG is not liable for obvious or hidden defects.
· All vehicles that are offered as from a fresh Motor Vehicle Control Office (MFK) and are not yet inspected at the time of acceptance will be checked after the auction on account of the seller. For suchlike vehicles, OG ensures «free parking» until MFK has been performed.

3. ACCEPTANCE / OWNERSHIP
· Items are allocated to the best bidder. Items will not be supplied to the purchaser before their full payment.
· The acceptance of a bid can be subject of a conditional sale. I.e., OG will consult the respective seller and inform the bidder within 10 days. Until then, the bid remains binding for the bidder!
· In the event of any differences between two or more bidders, the same object may be re-offered.
· Complaints submited after acceptance of a bid will be rejected.

4. HAMMER PRICE / COSTS
· All auctioned items are subject to payment of a 12% premium, added to the hammer price.

5. PAYMENT OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Any payment of purchased items has to be done within three days as from auction day, in Swiss francs or by banker's draft.
All purchasers will be requested to pick up their auction invoices and documents at the auction's office before leaving the auction rooms.
If the purchaser is not present, the formalities (invoice + pick-up instructions) will be sent to him, if possible, the following day in advance by e-mail and by post.

6. DELIVERY / PICK-UP OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

7. LEGAL MATTERS / LIABILITY
· OG reserves the right to apply changes and notes to the item's catalog description before and/or during the exhibition or up to the time of allocation. Any notice of defects will have to be brought forth before the item's allocation.
· OG acts on its own or on the sellers' account. According to Sub-paragraph 2, any liability for defects shall be excluded. Agents and/or employees of OG are generally not entitled to grant any guarantees whatsoever.
· The auction's management shall be entitled to offer lots deviating from the numerical order and/or to unite, separate, or cancel catalog numbers.
· Any participation in auctions shall be at the participant's own risk. For damage to exhibited items, the respective cause shall be liable.
· Any removal of auctioned items is associated to individual expenses and risk, even if it is performed by third parties.
· Invoices for auctioned items are to be paid as set forth under Subparagraph 5 hereof. If the purchaser fails to do so, the auctioneer shall be entitled to demand the sales contract's fulfillment by charging 1% default interest per month on the hammer price, plus a premium and the costs for collection.
However, the auctioneer shall also be entitled to withdraw from the sales contract by canceling allocation and hammer price, and to subsequently sell the item independently. In suchlike cases, the successful bidder shall be liable for any and all damage and loss arising from late or non-payment, in particular for possibly reduced proceeds. Any advance payment made shall be credited to respective damage and loss.
· The auction as well as any and all disputes arising therefrom or in relation thereto shall be subject to Swiss law and the judgment of Bernese jurisdiction. The aforesaid shall apply under the provision of forwarding respective cases to the Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne and independent of the legal domicile of the parties involved.
· With respect to the judgment of disputes, the German language version of the present Terms & Conditions of Sale or Auction Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
Bern in Switzerland shall be place of jurisdiction.

8. GENERAL
· The Terms and Conditions for Auction and Sale shall be disclosed to all interested parties and are published prior to the auction on www.oldtimergalerie.ch as well as they are displayed in the auction room during exhibition and auction.
· Bidding for and purchasing items requires registration (name, address, signature). The registration serves as bidding authorization.
· It shall be within the purchaser's responsibility to effect insurance coverage in due time in order to protect itself against risks such as loss, theft, damage, and/or destruction of items.

Toffen/Lucerne, June 1st 2024

Shipping Terms

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.