Originally posted by George P:
Grugliasco is an industrial district on the western side of Turin, location of the Vignale coachworks.
That's a list of basically the last batch of pre-L Panteras. 4269 was the first L model. The coaches of the Panteras listed were manufactured in Turin between May (THPNMC) and July (THPNMD) of 1972. Final assembly in Modena normally took place about a month later. Yet in this situation they are still being discussed in a document dated October 9, 1972.
4275, the last Pantera on the list, was a one-off car built for Hank Carlini. Its the one with the multiple small vents on the front hood, two tone leather interior, "F-O-R-D" lettering on the rear deck lid, etc.
I believe that I saw this car in person at an Italian Car Day event at Angellina's Restaurant on Staten Island in October? In addition to what George mentions, it had a Euro single pod dash (not the US plastic single pod), a GTS steering wheel and different seats. The interior was two toned. It had (if I remember correctly) 7" front and 8" rear Campi wheels. It was (still is I think) for sale for $85,000 (in Hemings).
It was in solid shape but the paint needed "refreshing". Couldn't tell if it was painted in acrylic lacquer or something else? It sure did have the unique hood vents and FORD across the rear of the decklid. I think it had an Edelbrock intake on it with a Holley? Couldn't see which one for sure. Looked like a 3310.