An Italian-American confluence, the De Tomaso Pantera was the brainchild of Alejandro De Tomaso. An Argentinian by birth, he founded De Tomaso Automobili and started knocking out some awe-inspiring sports cars that are collectibles today. The Pantera, Italian for panther, is arguably the most famous De Tomaso. Over 7,000 were produced between 1971 and 1992, and three-quarters ended up in the United States. This 1985 De Tomaso Pantera GT5 is your chance to own one of these beautiful brutes that will keep you entertained no matter what kind of drive you choose to take in it. It's for sale by its original owner too.
De Tomaso, a name that is obscure in the general motoring world, but to the ones who dare to step into the world of rare limited-production automobiles, is a treat and worthwhile investment. The De Tomaso Automobil is an Italian sports car-manufacturing company founded in 1959 by Argentinian founder Alejandro De Tomaso. De Tomaso’s first venture was in the form of the De Tomaso Vallelunga a mid-engined sports car produced in 1964. With the success of the Vallelunga and the Ford powered Mangusta, De Tomaso went on to build arguably their most popular car the De Tomaso Pantera in 1971. Elvis Presley owned a Pantera. This is a 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe from Pennsylvania, in exquisite condition, and with just 35,997 miles on the clock. The vehicle is reportedly garage kept, with all maintenance said to be up to date. The original owner’s manual is available and laminated for added protection from the elements. A car cover is included with the sale as an added bonus. Furthermore, it is reported to be a numbers-matching car.
One of the more eclectic creations of the 1970s, the DeTomaso Pantera is a blend of Italian design with American muscle. And yet, it has remained an often overlooked classic. But with values now rising, DeTomasos are quickly becoming hot property in the classic car market. Located in Manheim PA, and with just over 92,000 miles, this 1972 DeTomaso Pentera is one of 1131 produced in 1972. The car pictured is known as a desirable “pre-L”, or pre-facelift. The pre-facelift cars had more aesthetically pleasing chrome bumpers, as opposed to the facelifted car’s large rubber bumpers.