Showing posts with label De Tomaso. Show all posts
Showing posts with label De Tomaso. Show all posts

April 8, 2016

Original 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Original 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Original & Low Mileage 1972 De Tomaso Pantera For Sale

There aren't a lot of old Italian supercar that was ready to sale today, very rarely seen especially like this condition. This is a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera built as a mid-engined sports car has powered by a 5.8 L Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine, it has an muscular look to it and is said still in original condition unmolested was driven about 26907 miles. The interior looks awesome here, no tear or crack a good thing too because it all panel and instrument was there, I hoped all work properly too. Frame looks perfect with correct shape, hard to find imperfection from here.

May it could be one remarkable sample of 1972 De Tomaso Pantera with low mileage that was offered today, located in Kelowna, B.C. already posted on craigslist about 16 days ago and still online, asking $76800. Anyway, I was happy to see classic sport car still ran very well on the highway today.

November 9, 2015

1972 De Tomaso Pantera

1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Rev Up Your Life with the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera!

Get ready to turn heads and burn rubber with this rare gem from the past - the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera! Feast your eyes on this Italian stallion, a mid-engined sports car that's more than just a car - it's a legend!

Unleash the Power: Under the hood lies a beast waiting to be unleashed! With a brand spankin' new built Hammer 427 cubic inch engine, this baby packs a punch with over 500 horsepower! Talk about muscle on wheels!

January 2, 2015

Yellow Panther, 1972 De Tomaso Yellow Pantera

Yellow Panther, 1972 De Tomaso Yellow Pantera

Step into the wild side with the Yellow Panther, a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera that's ready to roar! With its striking yellow exterior and sleek black interior, this mid-engined marvel is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

Under the hood, you'll find a powerful 351C 5-speed roller engine, delivering a thrilling driving experience that's as smooth as it is exhilarating. This isn't just any car - it's a piece of automotive history, crafted by the legendary De Tomaso car company of Italy.

October 6, 2014

The Gem, 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

Check out this gem: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

Check out this gem from the heyday of Italian automotive excellence: the 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta. Picture this: a sleek, rare vintage supercar that's as elusive as it is breathtaking. Only 401 of these beauties were ever made, and today, only around 250 are still cruising the streets.

Now, let's talk about the name. "Mangusta" means mongoose in Italian, the crafty little critter famous for taking on cobras. Rumor has it that De Tomaso considered replacing the iconic Shelby Cobra with a racing car of their own creation. But alas, fate had other plans when Shelby got tangled up with the Ford GT40. Still, word on the street is that De Tomaso might have snagged a few engines from Shelby to kickstart their Mangusta project. Business is business, after all, even between friends like Alejandro de Tomaso and Carroll Shelby.

September 14, 2014

1971 De Tomaso Red Pantera

1971 De Tomaso Red Pantera

Here's Italian sport car produced by De Tomaso. It's a the Pantera replaced the Mangusta, was designed by Tom Tjaarda released in 1971 come in black interior and red on exterior powered by a Ford 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine that produced a severely underrated 330 hp.

Summary by owner:
1971 Pantera #1842. It has the original Ford 351 Cleveland engine and ZF transaxle. Finish in the engine bay is among the best of the Panteras. Complete suspension rebuild with all new bushings/ball joints and powder coat paint. Billet replica Campy wheels by Boyd Coddington with new tires. AC conversion to R134A with rotary compressor. AC condenser moved up front of Hall Phoenix radiator. Complete shift linkage rebuild with polished stainless u-joints and spherical trunnion bearing. Holley double pumper carb, high torque cam, roller rockers, Edelbrock intake with torque plates, Hall headers, and high flow exhaust. Full MSD ignition. Spicer half shafts. ZF transaxle safety wired by Hall. New leather and carpet. New rubber in windows, doors, and deck lids. Sound deadener in floor, doors, and firewall. Original California plates with current registration.

Details are below:

This is an early Pantera with small bumpers (later came the L series that have the large, mandated 5 MPH bumpers and corresponding hardware).
Upswept exhaust (the L series have horizontal exhaust to clear the large rear bumper).
Stock body - no fender changes, tails, air dams, or ground effects.
New paint in original color. Underside of front deck lid is the original paint and has not been sprayed over.
Gas cap and plumbing were originally in the engine bay and have been relocated to driver side of car.
All shiny trim pieces have been professionally powder coated in black.

Engine Bay:
Removed unsightly factory coating down to bare metal.
Fabricated sheet metal covers for all unneeded holes in engine bay from the factory (there are many) and welded them in place.
Smoothed engine bay by initially applying fiberglass body filler over spot welds and seams. Followed with regular bondo sparingly.
Primed and painted engine bay.
Fabricated thick gauge polished aluminum shroud for gas tank and firewall.
Smoothed and polished Edelbrock intake.
Fabricated polished aluminum faces for cylinder head ends.
Polished stainless expansion tank and overflow tank.
Polished ZF transaxle, and powder coated steel components.
Powder coated Spicer half shafts.
Powder coated ZF mounting hardware.
Powder coated shift linkage.
Installed polished dual element air cleaner and new K&N filters.
Installed polished aluminum float bowl cover for Holley carb.
Installed polished aluminum valve covers with Pantera logo.
Stainless fasteners used throughout engine bay.
Painted engine black.
Retained all factory emissions systems.

Engine Rebuild:
Disassembled, cleaned and inspected engine.
Retained stock pistons and valves.
Replaced piston rings and deglazed cylinder walls.
Had crank ground and polished. Replaced bearing inserts.
Replaced cam with RV/Towing version to maximize torque.
Replaced lifters, valve springs, and valve seals.
Installed roller rockers from Ford Racing.
Replaced oil pump.
Relocated oil pressure sender to port near front of engine.
Installed liquid filled mechanical oil pressure gauge at visible top port on engine.
Installed port plates on intake and exhaust to help maximize torque.
Replaced distributor with billet MSD magnetic pickup.
Installed MSD box.
Installed MSD tach adapter.
Installed Holley double pumper carb with polished fuel bowl.
Installed Hall headers.
Procured exhaust from later Pantera with larger diameter pipes.
Opened said exhaust cans and reduced baffling.
Modified said exhaust to point tips upward like early Pantera can tips.
Installed slip on chrome tip covers.

Engine Performance and Sound:
Engine cold starts consistently on first try.
Compression and oil pressure are excellent.
No smoke on startup, neither blue nor black.
Retained heat riser in intake manifold and port plates to ensure quick engine warm up.
After warmup, engine has healthy sounding idle along with some rumble.
Engine performs well, especially at low RPM's due to focus on maximizing torque.
Engine also rev's well with limiter set at 6500 RPM in MSD box.
One of my friends says the car pulls like a freight train.
Reduced baffling in exhaust cans allows engine to reach full potential.

ZF Transaxle and Spicer Half Shafts:
Minimal work has been done to this ZF.
Replaced readily accessible seals on output shafts.
Torqued all accessible bolts to specification.
Confirmed that safety wire was in place on ring gear bolts.
Powder coated output shaft plates.
Polished the ZF.
Disassembled, cleaned, and inspected Spicer half shafts.
Replaced all four u-joints on Spicer half shafts.
Powder coated Spicer half shafts.

Shifter and linkage rebuild:
Disassembled, cleaned, and inspected shifter.
Shimmed the shifter with thin brass to remove slop.
Replaced rubber trunnion with spherical bearing.
Precision fit brass sleeve onto shift linkage where it goes through the spherical trunnion.
Replaced both stock u-joints with polished stainless needle bearing units.
Replaced bushing in ZF external linkage receiver, along with rubber boot.
Replaced shift gate with good quality shift boot.
The car now shifts precisely.

Suspension, Steering, and Brakes:
Removed and replaced bushing in all eight a-arms.
Powder coated all eight a-arms.
Replaced all four ball joints.
Replaced rear wheel bearings and stub axle nuts.
Powder coated front spindles.
Powder coated rear carriers.
Installed adjustable alloy coil over shocks from QA1 in rear.
Installed Koni shocks in front.
Rebuilt steering rack and replaced rubber boots.
Installed collars to remove slop in collapsable steering column.
Replaced outer tie rod ends.
Replaced all eight sway bar bushings.
Powder coated front and rear sway bars, and brackets.
Disassembled, cleaned, and inspected brake calipers.
Powder coated calipers.
Replaced all rubber in calipers.
Installed new brake pads.
Had rotors resurfaced as needed.
Installed braided stainless flexible brake lines.

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels are billet Campy replicas by Boyd Coddington.
Front wheels are 16" and rear are 17".
New Khumo Ecsta XS tires with interesting tread pattern. These tires are also used on the Dodge Viper.
Front tire size is 225/50ZR16.
Rear tire size is 335/35ZR17.
Fresh DeTomaso logo wheel centers.

Air Conditioning and Radiator:
AC converted to R134A refrigerant.
Condenser relocated from engine bay to front side of Hall Phoenix radiator.
Hall fans (thermostatically controlled) changed from pusher fans to sucker fans.
Installed York to Sanden compressor adapter bracket.
Replaced York compressor with 7 piston rotary Sanden.
New custom AC hoses.
New accumulator with high pressure cutout switch.
Installed relay to run radiator fans when AC is on.

Panteras came with vinyl surfaces on the dash, seats, console, door panels, etc.
All of the vinyl (except for the door armrests) has been replaced with leather in this car.
This includes the dash, seats, console, door panels, and other panels.
Sound deadener applied to floor, door skins, and firewall.
New carpet and jute.
New seat rails.
New rubber in windows, doors, and deck lids.
All gauges, lights, and switches function correctly.

Vehicle History:
This car was originally owned by a gentlemen in Santa Maria, California. He apparently took the car to Hall in Paramount, California for some pretty cool upgrades (radiator & fans, Spicers, stainless tanks, side mount gas cap, intake manifold and carb). In 2006 he sold the car to another gentlemen in Santa Barbara, California. I bought the car in 2008 from the fellow in Santa Barbara. It was in non-operational status per the DMV and I trailered it home. But the car was complete and unmolested, and was a good starting point for this project. The car has less than 1000 miles on it since the restoration.

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August 27, 2014

1983 De Tomaso Longchamp

1983 De Tomaso Longchamp

The 1983 De Tomaso Longchamp: Italian Style Meets American Muscle

The 1983 De Tomaso Longchamp is a rare jewel in the world of classic grand tourers (GT). This Italian masterpiece combines stunning design with the thrilling performance of a Ford V8, making it a true collector's item.

Italian Design Heritage
Designed by Tom Tjaarda at Ghia, the Longchamp boasts a sleek and stylish profile that turns heads wherever it goes. The influence of Tjaarda's earlier Lancia Marica prototype is evident in the car's flowing lines, while the use of Alfa Romeo 1750/2000 taillights adds a touch of classic Italian flair.

American Power Meets Italian Handling
Under the hood of the 1983 Longchamp lies a powerful Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine. This iconic American powerplant provides exhilarating performance, perfectly complementing the car's all-independent suspension for a truly engaging driving experience.

Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine

A Rare and Collectible Classic With only 395 coupes produced between 1972 and 1989, the De Tomaso Longchamp is a guaranteed conversation starter at any car show. This particular 1983 model is even more special thanks to its recently rebuilt 351C engine. Upgraded with forged pistons, a Crane hydraulic cam, Jacobs ignition, an Edelbrock intake, and a Holley carburetor, this Longchamp offers not only classic good looks but also reliable and powerful performance.

De Tomaso Longchamp interior

Owning a Piece of Automotive History The 1983 De Tomaso Longchamp is more than just a car; it's a rolling piece of automotive history. It's a testament to the collaboration between Italian design and American muscle, offering an unforgettable driving experience for any enthusiast.

Technical Specifications:
  • Engine: Ford 351 Cleveland V8 (rebuilt)
  • Transmission: Not specified in this text, but likely a 3-speed Ford C-6 automatic or a 5-speed ZF manual (depending on model)
  • Suspension: All-independent
  • Production: 1972-1989 (only 395 coupes built)

The 1983 De Tomaso Longchamp is a rare and exciting classic car that offers a unique blend of Italian design and American muscle. Its combination of stunning looks, powerful performance, and collectibility makes it a dream car for any enthusiast.

April 12, 2014

1972 De Tomaso Pantera GT-5 Custom

1972 De Tomaso Pantera GT-5 Custom

If you want to find a better Pantera today, you should buy this one, this is a custom ground up unique Pantera with every nut and bolt replaced, Maserati Bora leather dash, all leather interior, the factory car was vinyl, GT-5's are rare and this one was done right, rear Lamborghini wing has the brake light integrated, ground effects under carriage, Budnik custom wheels 10" and 13", Pirelli P7 tires, Boss 347 cu in V8 delivering 425HP, ZF transaxle that's safety wired, keyless entry, cruise control, builtin radar detector, air horn, compass, outside temp, keyless entry, super aluminum radiator with dual auto electric cooling fans, 8 coats of Porsche red paint and super detailed engine bay, custom detailed interior with logos monogramed throughout, all kinds of documentation on the build, tons of literature.

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March 8, 2014

1974 De Tomaso Black Pantera

1974 De Tomaso Black Pantera

Here's we found The Italiano muscle on taste the Latino style, yes the Pantera it's was a sports car produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy from 1971 to 1991, designed by Argentinas designer Tom Tjaarda. The Pantera applies a steel monocoque design for the chassis. Debut in Modena in March 1970 and was presented at the 1970 New York Motor Show a few weeks later.

As the pictures on here it's third generation,  1974 DeTomaso Pantera
Bare Metal Restore with Steel GRP4 Flares!!!!

Restoration Information:

  • Bare metal restore. Stripped, re-leaded, metal finished, primed, blocked and painted.
  • Steel Group4 Racing spec flares
  • Steel running boards and front air dam
  • Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid
  • Carbon Fiber Side View Mirrors

  • Rebuilt Ford 351 Cleveland V8 w/ cast aluminum valve covers
  • 4 Barrel Holley Carburetor
  • Ford Racing headers and mufflers
  • Stainless steel firewall and gas tank shroud.
  • New Phoenix Radiator, forward leaning with dual suction fans
  • Stainless steel water tubes and bottles, new hoses
  • New A/C lines with 134A Freon.
  • New Starter

  • New Black leather seats and upholstery
  • Sound deadening kit
  • Removable steering wheels
  • Rest of interior is original
  • Modern stereo wiring, 1DIN deck and speakers

  • Dropped battery box
  • Upgraded large master cylinder booster and clutch master combo
  • Easy access plates for pedal assembly

  • Recently serviced transmission
  • New clutch!
  • Sandblasted and cleared transmission casing

  • All new aluminum shocks
  • Stainless brake and clutch lines
  • JFZ brake system, front and rear calipers with large rotors
  • New front and rear 1" sway bars
  • (4) new wheels bearings
  • Spicer half shafts

  • Powder Coated Matte Black
  • 17" x 9" ½ front wheels with 255/55/17's Michelin Pilot Sports tires
  • 17" x 12" rear wheels with 335/35/17's Michelin Pilot Sports tires

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