Photo of the Week – May 4th, 2020
As one of the world’s first true supercars, the De Tomaso Pantera needs little introduction. Coupling Ford power and reliability with stunning Italian bodywork, the package was without question an enthusiast’s dream. Beautiful to behold and thrilling to drive on public roads, yet equally competitive in motorsport (as well as historic racing today), it is the quintessential Italian–American hybrid.
One of fewer than 200 original GT5s produced, this particular example is equipped with all available factory options, including the highly desirable Group 3 racing engine, exhaust, brake, and suspension systems, as well as the hugely rare and desirable sport seats. These specifications bring the car very close to its Group 3 sibling, giving it a total output of 400 bhp. The optional delta wing, not currently on the car, is included in the sale. The car’s originality is confirmed by documentation provided by RS Corse Srl, the successor company to De Tomaso. The black livery, burgundy interior, and gold Campagnolo wheels combined with the muscular bodywork and the always impressive 404-bhp 351-CID Ford V-8 engine.