De Tomaso

1998 Carmel Concorso Italiano

De Tomaso is not one of the more revered of the Italian manufacturers, but they have made some pretty cool cars through the years. My favorite is the Mangusta (the real Mangusta, not this new car they're trying to call a Mangusta), but the Pantera is a pretty cool car, too.

De Tomaso Mangusta front three-quarter The Mangusta is my favorite car by De Tomaso. It just looks better (meaner maybe?) than the others. This example had some pretty cool modifications.
De Tomaso Mangusta rear Here's a rear view.
De Tomaso Mangusta rear three-quarter Here's a rear three-quarters view.
De Tomaso Mangusta rear Here's another rear view.
The all-new De Tomaso Mangusta (yeah right!) De Tomaso is calling this car a Mangusta, too! I don't think so, De Tomaso. Metro or Festiva, maybe, but not Mangusta.
De Tomaso Mangusta engine bay Here's a shot of the engine bay on a real Mangusta.
De Tomaso Mangusta engine bay Here's another shot.
De Tomaso Mangusta front Here's a shot from the front.
De Tomaso Pantera engine bay Here's a shot of the engine bay on a Pantera. Stock? I doubt it. I'm not sure there is such a thing as a stock Pantera at this point. That's what I love about Panteras. They don't have this aura about them that keeps people from making heavy mods to other classic cars (imagine somebody putting anything other than a Ferrari engine in a Ferrari Daytona), and their owners do some pretty wild things with them.
De Tomaso Pantera front Here's a shot of the front end of a Pantera.
De Tomaso Pantera front three-quarter Here's a front three-quarters view of a Pantera with some fairly extensive mods.
De Tomaso Pantera engine bay Here's another Pantera engine bay. Notice the cross-flow headers.
Some De Tomaso Panteras Here are a couple of Panteras.
De Tomaso Pantera twin-turbo This Pantera's engine takes the cake! Yes, those are twin-turbos!

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