Video: Pantera - To Restore or to Pro-Tour?

Before driving one, I had a very clear image in my head of what I was sure driving a Detomaso Pantera would be like. Fortunately I'm the kind of person who, with enough phone calls, can hook up something like that, so we found two of them for a comparison test. They are less than three years apart, but couldn't be… » 5/30/14 1:00pm 5/30/14 1:00pm

Elvis shot this car because of a girl

Crawling around behind-the-curtains at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, one of the first cars I noticed was a bright yellow De Tomaso Pantera. But this wasn't any Italo-American exotic. It was Elvis Presley's Pantera and it has the bullet holes from The King's revolver to prove it. Here's how they got… » 11/15/11 2:00pm 11/15/11 2:00pm

PCH, Saturday Night Massacre Edition: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera or 1973…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 9/30/08 6:00pm 9/30/08 6:00pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! 1973 was quite a memorable year; engine compression ratios were down as US emissions laws sprouted some sharp claws, the Arabs got so pissed about their ass-whooping in the Yom Kippur war…

The Ten Crappiest Cars Of The 2008 Monterey Auctions

The Pebble Beach Concours is always a spectacle of the well-heeled celebrating the well-known in the fancy-pants car show circuit. To go along with the car show wine is the cheese, also known as the Monterey Auctions, put on every year by the house of RM Auctions. There are always hit lists of the most desirable… » 8/11/08 4:00pm 8/11/08 4:00pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm