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It is widely agreed that there were problems with the counts since the factory did not keep very good records and they were rather sloppy in assigning VINs.

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Jeff, good point, I see the situation a little differently, its not a complete matter of poor record keeping, but a matter of 2 different manufacturers. I doubt ther are any records for the pushbuttons, but I'm sure Ford kept good records for the Panteras manufactured at the Fossalta plant. However Ford did not share those records with the deTomasos, and as far as I know, Ford has never shared those records with anybody, which makes me wonder if they even exist,or were possibly destroyed. All indications are that the deTomasos kept good records of the Panteras manufactured at the Bruciata plant, and have helped owners over the years with those records. DeTomaso simply has no docuentation of the Panteras assembled during the Ford era.

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George your right about the build documentaion,
didn't we have this conversation in my garage one day? From talking with Isabel deTomaso, she seemed to think that all the records of US vehicles were sent up to Ghia when Ford bought it in 73'. Through out my research with Claudia, Tom Tjjarda, Isabel, Henry Ford Muesuem and basically a hundred other people, I'm convinced the records for the US built cars are gone. Isabel has got all the build documentaion for vehicles built for the "rest of the world"...
 
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I don't suppose Lois Eminger or Roger Hayman would have any info.
 
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I don't suppose Lois Eminger or Roger Hayman would have any info.


Have they slept at the Holiday Inn?


 
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