1973 DE TOMASO PANTERA L
The De Tomaso Pantera was an Italian-built, mid-engine sports car, designed in Italy by American transplant Tom Tjaarda while at
Ghia and fitted with a good, ol’ American V-8 (a Ford “Cleveland” 351). Confused yet? What if we told you U.S.-spec cars were sold and serviced through Lincoln-Mercury dealerships? Convoluted backstory aside, the Pantera was designed as a budget-priced alternative to more expensive European metal, and although power was strong, the typical Italian build-quality issues limited the car’s success. This one was right on the money for its good condition.