About the car
- Vivid, acid-free, archival, automotive art print
- Available in 24" x 18", 36"x24" and 18"x12" sizes
During the zenith of the American muscle car in the early 1970s, Ford, in partnership with the Italian manufacturer De Tomaso, offered something different: a mid-mounted, American V-8 wrapped in a sexy Italian body. Ford provided the engines. Ghia provided the styling. The car was the De Tomaso Pantera.
It arrived at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships in late 1971, with a stated 330 horsepower (though it's claimed the true number was closer to 380hp). At 5.5 seconds, 0–60 mph, it was as fast as the Lamborghini Muira for half the price. What's more, it could be serviced at a local dealer—handy for working out kinks due to early production problems in the transatlantic venture.
By 1974, emissions regulations and a gas crisis had taken their toll on the Pantera. When new bumper standards for 1975 would have necessitated a major redesign, Ford deemed the project too costly and chose to stop importation.
Aside from a few grey-market cars, the car was only available outside the United States until De Tomaso ceased production of the then flared-and-spoilered Pantera in 1992.
Today, with it's early teething problems cured, the Pantera is a relatively affordable, mid-engined super car, and certainly a unique part of automotive history.
About the print
Each print is a piece of automotive art featuring iconic, 20th-century cars, from the golden age of automobile design of the '50s, '60s, and '70s through to the '80s and '90s, rendered in a crisp, modern, vector illustration.
They are printed on heavyweight, 10-mil, acid-free stock with vivid, crisp, high-dynamic-range, archival inks. Framed, these prints will remain fade-free for up to 200 years. These are much more than just a poster.
They’re for sale here and designed to look fantastic in your home, office, or garage.