De Tomaso Pantera Tyres
Pantera GTS on 285/50 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 Tyres
De-Tomaso Pantera 1971–1992
- Early 1971 – 72 Pantera GTS fitted 185/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX & 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX. 185/70-15 and 215/70-15 tyres can fit innertubes, if needed we can suggest the Michelin 15E innertube and the Michelin 15/17H innertube respectively.
- 1972.5–1978 Pantera-L, GTS and Group 3 cars fitted 205/60R15 & 255/60R15. This is very tricky, Pirelli make a correct 255/60R15 CN12, but the closest they get to a front is 215/60 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 which is a little larger but also a different tread pattern.
- Tyres with a profile below 70% (e.g 215/60 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO) cannot fit innertubes.
- The other option is 215/60VR15 Avon CR6ZZ and 245/60 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ or 275/55 VR 15 Avon CR6ZZ. This is not a period tyre, they are slightly the wrong size, they are racing tyres, but they offer the same tread pattern front and rear.
- In 1975 the Pantera increased its rear rim size to 10” wheels. This makes it is possible to take advantage of the latter fitment; 225/50 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 front and 285/50 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 rear.
- From 1978 till 1984 De Tomaso fitted 225/50 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 on the front and 285/50 VR 15 Pirelli P7 on the rear as standard.
- Period fitment guides suggest a front tyre pressure of 32-35 PSI and a rear tyre pressure of 35-38 PSI.
- The later Pantera GT4, GT5 and GT5-S, or wide body Pantera as they are called fit 285/40 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 and 345/35 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 tyres.
- The last 38 cars, the Pantera Si fitted 235/45-17 front and 335/35-17 rear.
Early De Tomaso Pantera on PIRELLI CN12 Tyres
De Tomaso Pantera Recommended Tyres
Other Options for De Tomaso Pantera Tyres
History of the De Tomaso Pantera
Contracted by Ford to make a supercar for sale in the US, the De Tomaso Pantera was built to be a marked improvement over the De Tomaso Mangusta. Sadly Ford would later withdraw their support leaving De Tomaso to make the car on their own. The Pantera, which means "Panther" in Italian, was the automaker's most popular model, with over 7,000 produced throughout its twenty-year manufacturing life. From 1972 to 1975, American Lincoln-Mercury dealers sold more than three-quarters of the production; once this arrangement expired, De Tomaso continued to produce the car in decreasing quantities until the early 1990s.