With other makes of cars I've owned and restored I've been able to acquire what is referred to as a Heritage Certificate, or in Ford's case, Marti Report. This certificate would of course document anything from build and delivery dates, motor and vin numbers, colors...
Is this type of document available for Pantera's?
Thanks, Jeff
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George, thanks for the tip on Marti Reports for Panteras. I've used them multiple times for our Shelby's and various Mustangs we've restored over the years. Do you know if the report includes factory color? I'm wondering if it's as detailed as what we recieve for Mustangs?
Where are all the original factory papers at the moment? I mean, when I drove through Hamburg/Germany after buying my Pantera from Netherlands, I went trough Roland JaeckelĀ“s place. The history of my Pantera was pretty much unknown, so Roland decided to make one quick phone call (to some old De Tomaso -factory person, I think) and the information was found just like that. After couple of weeks I got those papers by e-mail, and they include all the basic information (in hand-written Italian language). So there has to be somekind of archives somewhere??
I thought that Roland purchased all the old documentation from the factory.

How long ago did he make the phone call? If the factory was still existing then he no doubt called Claudia Lodi, who used to handle all that. Once the factory closed I thought that Roland bought what was available.. I'd try him
I was able to obtain the build sheets (3 or 4 pages, all in Italian, completed by hand then copied) for my Mangusta from Rolland a few years ago. I don't believe the factory had the same level of detail sheets for the Panteras but it never hurts to ask.

Roland did this favour for me two years ago, no more factory around. It is also possible that I have misunderstood something (You know, Finnish talking English with a German). Roland did make a call somewhere, and I never really knew where he really called to. You mean he actually owns all the old factory documents nowadays?
I believe that Roland owns the documentation that has survived. That doesn't mean that he has everything.

I went through the files at the DeTomaso factory back in 2002 or 2003 to see what they looked like. US-era Panteras had rather little information - color, start date, finish date, and not much else. Then again, there weren't a lot of options available either.

Simply as an anecdote, there was no info on Amerisport cars, as the factory didn't consider them factory cars.

The 80's cars had a little more info - interior color, with or without wing, and who the car was sold to.

In no case were there 3 or 4 sheets like Mark mentions for the Geese.
Oops. OK, I stand corrected.

The majority of the US market 71-74 cars were basically an index card, and my '85 GT5-S was a single sheet.

There were exceptions - the factory race cars had file folders full of information.

I guess that the answer is like all things DeTomaso - "it depends"!
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