General description :
This 1973 Detomaso Pantera is an excellent original car to restore just out of long term ownership and storage. Orange with black interior. It is not currently running but is an original and complete car. A rare and exciting find. Increasingly desirable with each passing day. A superb buy at only $39,500.
De Tomaso Automobili SpA was founded by the Argentine-born Alejandro de Tomaso in Modena Italy 1959. Originally, they produced various prototypes and racing cars, including a Formula One car for Frank Williams' team in 1970.
De Tomaso produced three classic sports cars
Vallelunga a mid-engined sports car with an aluminium backbone chassis and 104 bhp (78 kW) Ford Kent engine, reaching a top speed of 215 km/h. Only 53 were made in total.
Mangusta, introduced in 1966 was the first De Tomaso produced in significant numbers. The car had an American Ford 4.7-litre iron-block V8 engine and steel and aluminium coupé bodywork from Ghia. Roughly 400 Mangustas were built before production ended in 1971.
De Tomaso's most famous (and numerous) model Pantera appeared in 1971 with a 351 Cleveland Ford V8 and a low, wedge-shaped body designed by Ghia's Tom Tjaarda. In total 6,128 Panteras were produced.