1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS (pantera car) – Italian Ford wrapped!

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The 1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS is not necessarily a muscle car, and that was the first thought that came through my mind when I saw it on Muscle Car of the week! I thought, it doesn’t belong here, but I changed my mind quickly when I realized it’s got a cool story and elements that link directly to some muscle cars! The history of this car is very unique.

This 1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS (Pantera Car) , is like Ford wrapped in Italian styling!

For example, this car was produced by De Tomaso in Italy, and was designed by an American designer who worked there. Also, the 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 that looks over the driver’s shoulder as you row through the ZF gear box. Ford treated this car as one of its own though it was manufactured by an Italian company. This car was designed to look fast, go fast and be a personal exotic sports car. Pantera car video below!