I have a Euro GTS 3840, carrying its original Turin registration plate, that its last owner an American in Connecticut never removed from the car. So from Italy it found its way to the USA and now its in the UK I bought it in late 2013, I hear that it takes Dollars to get history records from the De Tomaso family? if so how much and how do I get in touch with them please
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Hi Peter,

1. The first place to check is the DeTomaso Registry.
http://www.detomasoregistry.org/
Unfortunately, access to the site is restricted to registered users who have contributed to it. You may be able to submit your car if it's not already there. If it is, someone here will be happy to pull any info on your car and send it to you, just share your VIN with us. Although you may need to contact Chuck (the administrator) directly for past owner info, if he has it (not usually published on the site).

2. There used to be another DeTomaso Registry which was run by someone in Europe (I forgot who at the moment). It was an excellent user-friendly resource that catered to factory built Pushbutton, GTS, GT5, GT5S, Si, Gr.4 and Gr.3 Pantera's, plus Vallelunga, Mangusta, Longchamp, Deauville and Guara derivatives, as well as the single seat and sports racing cars and one-off prototypes. Unfortunately, it appears to have gone offline. You might try searching one of the archived copies of the website in the internet archive to see if you can find a listing of your car.

https://web.archive.org/web/20...detomasoregistry.php

3. You can also order a Marti Report for your car. This would contain the basic factory data sheet info on your car and production info. Check out their website for more info.
https://www.martiauto.com/reports2.cfm
Peter,

Many of the photos on Provamo.com are of you and your garage, so I am assuming you have access to that site!

I don't know how much information a Marti report will provide for a euro delivered GTS. Unlike the US GTS that has 'GT' in the VIN, the Euro version is not specifically identified in the VIN, you would get original color etc., but you probably already know that from your restoration efforts!

Maybe the site Garth was thinking of was QV500.com, but this has long gone. Anders Helberg in Sweden keeps a separate registry for GR3 cars.

Some of the factory documents were available from RSCorse.com run by Santiago DeTomaso in Italy (but it appears the website is no longer active?). Take a look at VIN# 5186 in the Provamo registry, this is also an Euro GTS and the final 3 photos are of the documents Tom was able to get from RS Corse, although I think the price was something like EUR110.

Julian
Peter, you might try cooresponding with Steve Wilkinso in So-Cal. Steve is still the 'official' importer of Pantera parts for the U.S, and is in close contact with Santiago DeTomaso, who does have the factory records for Euro-built Panteras from'71 to the end of production. Steve's website also provides a contact by e-mail.
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Originally posted by Joules:
Peter,

Many of the photos on Provamo.com are of you and your garage, so I am assuming you have access to that site!

I don't know how much information a Marti report will provide for a euro delivered GTS. Unlike the US GTS that has 'GT' in the VIN, the Euro version is not specifically identified in the VIN, you would get original color etc., but you probably already know that from your restoration efforts!

Maybe the site Garth was thinking of was QV500.com, but this has long gone. Anders Helberg in Sweden keeps a separate registry for GR3 cars.

Some of the factory documents were available from RSCorse.com run by Santiago DeTomaso in Italy (but it appears the website is no longer active?). Take a look at VIN# 5186 in the Provamo registry, this is also an Euro GTS and the final 3 photos are of the documents Tom was able to get from RS Corse, although I think the price was something like EUR110.

Julian

I do have access to Provamo, but must confess I don't have the tech ability to add to my cars profile which is done by a pal in California who is switched on and not a numpty like me, when I send him pics of progress he adds them to provamo, I hope they help people somehow.

Bosswrench, I have very recent dealings with Mr Wilkinson, if its the same Pantera by Wilkinson company, but they tell me, after I had to telephone them when they didn't answer any of my several E mails, that they were too busy to answer E mails, which I am afraid encourages me to not darken their door again.

Communication is the essence of life and its also free, what a pity folk cannot find time to say Hello how are you today...............
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of life and its also free, what a pity folk cannot find time to say Hello how are you today...............



Hey Peter -

You can call me up any time. I will not be able to tell you anything about your car, but I will be happy to tell you about mine. And we can get together if you ever come to Arizona, or if I get the opportunity to go back to England. Did I ever tell you about how I saw 90% of London is about 1.5 days? I was (and still am) very proud of myself.

Chuck (a.k.a Rocky)
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Originally posted by Rocky:
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of life and its also free, what a pity folk cannot find time to say Hello how are you today...............



Hey Peter -

You can call me up any time. I will not be able to tell you anything about your car, but I will be happy to tell you about mine. And we can get together if you ever come to Arizona, or if I get the opportunity to go back to England. Did I ever tell you about how I saw 90% of London is about 1.5 days? I was (and still am) very proud of myself.

Chuck (a.k.a Rocky)


Thats really appreciated Rocky. You have probably seen more of London in your day and a half than I have in 69 years.

Joules, i looked at the car 5186 and noted many differences than my 3840
but thats progress I suppose and don't they say that no 2 cars are the same but again thank you too for the info Pete

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