PANTERA: ANGLO-ITALIAN HYBRID!

Designed by an American, powered by Ford and sold by Lincoln-Mercury, Alejandro de Tomaso’s Pantera offered both panache and performance. Designed by Tom Tjaarda, the 351-Ford mid-engined Pantera replaced the stunningly impractical de Tomaso Mangusta, one of the most beautiful and difficult to drive Supercars ever. With less rearward visibility than a Ford GT and a clutch from Hell, the Mangusta is a four-wheeled piece of art. Not a great road car. While the Mangusta had a steel backbone c...
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