Ford-Powered Exotic! 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Like a life-sized Hot Wheels car, the DeTomaso Pantera can make grown adults say things like “Vroom! Vroom!” and “Try and catch me, copper!” The Italian-bodied mid-engine exotic boasts what might be called an advantage over other Italian supercars: … more»

Trains, Cars, and Rare Finds: The Royce G. Kershaw Collection

A few weeks ago, we featured one of the cooler conversions we’ve ever seen, with the inclusion of the one-off “Cruiseaire” that belonged wit to the estate of one Royce G. Kershaw, Jr. As anyone could deduct looking at… more»

Long Ownership: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera Lusso

For years, the Pantera was the odd man out versus its brethren in the Italian coachwork/American muscle genre – cars like Bizzarrini, Intermeccanica, Monteverdi (Swiss, but employing Frua and Fissore), Iso, and a host of others. Sold by Lincoln-Mercury… more»

Early Example? 1971 De Tomaso Pantera

Lee Iacocca was a master at spotting a gap within Ford’s model range and devising the right car to plug that gap. Most vehicles were company-developed, but the De Tomaso Pantera represented an attempt to incorporate a car from… more»

Mr. Pantera’s Car? 1974 DeTomaso Pantera

So, this 1974 DeTomaso Pantera belonged to Mr. Pantera, did it? Pantera, of course, being Italian for Panther. Well, if you did deep enough into the listing, the owner was actually some cat named Wallace Baldyga who was the… more»

Racing Model: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

Like many Italian sports cars, the De Tomaso Pantera enjoyed a long production life. The first cars rolled out of the factory in Modena, Italy, in 1971. The final example appeared in 1992. Our feature car is a 1972… more»

Life-Long Love: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

When he was a young boy, the owner of this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera spotted the car sitting on the showroom floor at his local Lincoln/Mercury dealer. It was love at first sight, and, decades later, he parked the… more»

GT5 Clone: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

I recall the first time that I spied a De Tomaso Pantera – I was immediately smitten! It was a sort of terra cotta colored ’71 version and the sound of it idling was entrancing. Also, being a ’71,… more»

Italian Stallion: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Panteras were built by Italian car maker De Tomaso and imported to the U.S. by Ford in two series: the cars built from 1970 through August 1972, with small chrome bumpers, and the L, for “Lusso” aka luxury, with… more»

40 Years Owned: 1973 DeTomaso Pantera

This 1973 DeTomaso Pantera is special for a few reasons, not the least of which is being in the long-term care of the current owner for 40 years. It sports original paint and is a desirable European-market example that… more»

35k Miles: 1972 Detomaso Pantera

The Detomaso Pantera is a collaboration between the US and Italy. More specifically, the styling of an Italian supercar powered by a Ford V8. It’s considered by many to be the first “affordable” mid-engined exotic supercar, for what that’s… more»

Rare Color: 1972 DeTomaso Pantera

There are many characteristics that aficionados can use to define rarity in a classic car. The 1972 DeTomaso Pantera was not a common sight on our roads when it was new, but this one wears what the owner claims… more»

Barn Finds Exclusive: 1972 DeTomaso Pantera

With a name that translates as “Panther,” the Pantera was a groundbreaking car for DeTomaso. Introduced by the company as a replacement for the Mangusta, it was their first offering that dispensed with a backbone chassis in favor of… more»

Custom Widebody: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

It’s not at all uncommon to see the classic DeTomaso Pantera show up in project car form despite being classified as a vintage slice of exotica. Despite their Italian heritage, the Ford powerplant seemingly made it seem like less… more»

Early Import: 1971 De Tomaso Pantera

The mid-engined De Tomaso Pantera was the perfect combination of Italian style and road-holding with a dose of raw American muscle from its Ford small-block V8. The Pantera, Italian for “Panther,” debuted in Modena, Italy in March 1970 and… more»

World’s Greatest Hybrid? 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Long before the word “hybrid” meant gasoline-electric, it referred to a beautiful European body gently wrapped around a ravening beast of an American V8. Presented for your consideration today is an example of what might be the best-known Italian… more»

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