De Tomaso Pantera was one sexy Italian-American!

Mar 12, 2015 681

This is one sexy Italian-American beauty! What’s not to love about the De Tomaso Pantera?

This multinational gem was designed by famed Dutch-American auto designer Tom Tjaarda. The beautiful, sleek body was hammered out in Italy by Ghia Marcello Gandini and the heart of the beast was the venerable Ford 351 Cleveland V-8. Ford discontinued production of the 351 in the U.S. in 1974, but these rugged performers continued to be built in Australia until 1982. Interestingly, the Aussie-built engines were tuned in Switzerland (you have to wonder if the tuning was done by a watch maker).

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