Sunday, June 18, 2017

De Tomaso Pantera Goodness

A few years ago I had a bit of an obsession with the De Tomaso Pantera.  Such a gorgeously flawed Italian car with a Ford engine.  I've since relaxed that obsession a bit, but recently the online site Mustang 360 posted an article about a particular 1972 model that caught my eye.
Color, eye popping.  Wheels, I'm not quite sure.  Gaudy, probably useless wing, hell yes.  Lamborghini Countach-ish from the rear view, I've always thought.
The reason why I keep going back to look at this beaut?  Because of what is hiding in the engine bay.  A Mustang Boss 351-ish Cleveland is usually sitting here, and that is special.  Instead, in this car, is a 4.6 DOHC 48-valve Mustang Cobra derived screamer.  450 horses, no waiting.

I love this car.

No comments: