[DeTomaso] When did the bumpers change ?

Ed Mendez edducati at mac.com
Fri Mar 10 21:56:14 EST 2017

It was right about the time that the EPA turned gay and then when the DOT and Ralph Nader jumped in bed with them, things turned super gay.


Just joking.

I have number 2152 and number 3072 and they both have steel bumpers although 2152 has squared bumpers, and 3072 as rounded bumpers. 



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> On Mar 10, 2017, at 15:36, Ed Lyerly <ed.lyerly at nctv.com> wrote:
> I'm curious to know when the Pantera bumpers changed from the "tidy" early
> bumpers to the "5 MPH"  ones mandated for importation into the US ?
> I have it in my mind that this was done for the '73 model year ...... but
> does anyone know the approximate VIN# when the change took place ?
> I have #2163 which was produced in October '71 and it has the "tidy"
> bumpers.
> I'm not looking for the exact VIN# when the change was made ...... just a
> good approximation.
> Thanks,
> --Ed L
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