1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS
This car is produced by Italian company De Tomaso from 1971 to 1991. Only 7260 De Tomaso Pantera (Italian for Panther) models were produced. Normally when a car is produced, the manufacturer will look for a hole in the marketplace and design / built a car to fill the need to try and sell as many as they can. Back in 1971 there were bunch of different sports cars but non of them have the same elements of the Pantera. For example this is a mid-engine car, which puts the engine behind the driver but in front of the rear wheels.
All these cars that were sold in the United States, had Ford parts, so Ford treated this car as one of its own. Under the hood of this Italian beauty there is 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 engine producing about 266 horsepower and 301 pound feet of torque. It’s not a muscle car but it’s a muscle car heart wrapped in Italian styling.