About DeTomaso Pantera
The De Tomaso Pantera is perhaps the best-kept secret in the world of sport cars. It sold for two decades and benefitted from a rare partnership between American and European automotive designers and engineers. Jay Leno called the Pantera "one of the most misunderstood and undervalued cars of the 1970s." When the first De Tomaso Pantera came out in 1971, it packed a V8 high-torque engine made by Ford. This engine delivers 330 horsepower and takes the car to a top speed of 159 mph. Hot rodders later revealed that the engine was capable of 50 more horsepower. Although Ford sold the last Pantera in the U.S. in 1975, De Tomaso kept improving the sports car and offering it in other markets until 1993. The last Pantera made is the SI and its engine produces 500 horsepower. With only 7,200 Panteras ever made, this sports car is quite collectible and you can find one offered by a number of reputable sellers on eBay. With the wide selection of De Tomaso Pantera parts also on offer, you have everything you need to keep this rare blend of American and Italian engineering cruising the streets and sprinting around racetracks.