Monday, January 16, 2012

Summernats 2012 - De Tomaso Panteras

The De Tomaso Pantera is an iconic Italian sports car, with a bit of Australian/American power. Built from 1971 to 1991 it was designed by an American for an Italian company, and used an American engine - the legendary Ford Cleveland 351 cube V8. When supplies of this engine were no longer available from the U.S. the engine was sourced from Ford Australia. 

This year two of these cars were seen at Summernats. One was used by a vendor as a static display, with a beautifully detailed engine bay open for all to admire, the other was driven by an entrant, and was seen cruising all weekend. It looked magnificent in deep gloss black. 

Oh yeah, Elvis was so infuriated by his Panteras failure to start that he shot it, three times

See also:

Summernats 2012 - GM cars that arent Holdens

Summernats 2012 - How to get banned from Summernats - NUKINFUTS Gemini burnout

Summernats 2012 - Holdens

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