Jay Leno Explains What Makes The De Tomaso Pantera So Amazing

Jay Leno calls the De Tomaso Pantera "one of the most misunderstood and undervalued" cars of the 1970s. I think he's right. » 6/24/14 6:40pm 6/24/14 6:40pm

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

American Craftsmanship With Muscle Cars And Lots Of Carbon Fiber

What you see here is the Ringbrothers '71 Pantera. Now, restomods are tricky to master, but what these guys make out of billet metal and carbon fiber is pretty amazing. Petrolucious went to take a closer look. » 11/14/13 9:20am 11/14/13 9:20am

Chairman Of Troubled Italian Exotic Car Maker De Tomaso Has Been…

Legendary automaker De Tomaso, which was recently for sale after a resurrection effort went totally awry, has now fallen into even more trouble. » 7/12/12 4:20pm 7/12/12 4:20pm

Italian Exotic Carmaker De Tomaso For Sale

When we heard the latest offering from beloved-but-never-great Italian automaker was relaunching with a crossover we said they'd be "better off dead." Looks like we got our wish. The automaker is in the process of liquidation and looking for partners. » 5/11/12 9:00am 5/11/12 9:00am

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

New DeTomaso Pantera revival "caught" leaving factory

Truth be told, automakers stage many of the photos passed off as "spy shots." Like when a videographer just happens to have his camera pointed at the front gates of DeTomaso when a black, low-slung car rumbles through. » 5/05/11 9:01am 5/05/11 9:01am

The revived DeTomaso lands with a thud

An Italian businessman who owns the rights to the DeTomaso brand today unveiled the vehicle he plans to revive it with. Dubbed the SLC, it's everything those of us who had Pantera posters on our bedrooms dreamed of — a dead-eyed, bloated business sedan. » 2/15/11 4:20pm 2/15/11 4:20pm

For $16,000, Pick Up an Italian Hot Wing

Even though considered a budget exotic, the Pantera's wicked styling has always managed to turn heads. Today's be-winged Nice Price or Crack Pipe example might fit your budget, if you're able to turn a wrench. » 10/13/10 8:00am 10/13/10 8:00am

Not Enough Room For The Two Of Them

Our money's on the Testarossa over the non-Dimebag Darrell Pantera. Anyone know how this tête-à-tête at the Targa Tasmania eventually turned out? [Aussie Exotics via PhatDishLibrary] » 8/24/10 9:30am 8/24/10 9:30am

For $15,000, Drive a Fierorghintera

Consider the prototypical rogue cop: permanent beard stubble, plays by his own rules, fashion sense above his pay scale. Now imagine if he were also. . . a clown. Well, today Nice Price or Crack Pipe has that Clown-Cop's car. » 7/06/10 8:00am 7/06/10 8:00am

For $26,500, Become a Cowboy from Hell

Long before the Prius, a hybrid car was a foreign make with a honkin' big American V8 dropped into it. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Pantera is just such a hybrid, and its performance is bred to be high. » 5/14/10 8:00am 5/14/10 8:00am

Malaise? What Malaise? Popular Mechanics Does Supercars, 1981 Style!

You know you're in the Malaise Era when the best quarter-mile times for the wildest street cars money can buy are barely into the 14s. But still, who doesn't want an '81 Aston Martin Volante or BMW M1? » 5/09/10 5:00pm 5/09/10 5:00pm

The Island That Rust Forgot Attracts Vast Swarm Of Italian Iron

One day after the big Park Street Auto Show, the All-Italian Car And Motorcycle Show takes place just across town. No way could I resist a middle-school playground packed with weird Fiats! » 10/17/09 5:00pm 10/17/09 5:00pm

Automotive Survivors Part II: More Cars Made For At Least 20 Years

When we had the 50 Cars Made For Over 20 Years list a few weeks back, we were deafened by the howls of outrage from those whose favorite cars didn't make the cut. » 9/26/09 11:00pm 9/26/09 11:00pm

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 and… » 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

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this… » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm

March Madness, Jalopnik Style

Interested in all the March madness tournament bracketry, but not really into college hoops? Maybe you're looking for a way to redeem yourself after penciling-in Duke to go all the way? Whatever the case, we've decided to throw our own Jalopnik-style bracket-madness party! Instead of basketball, we've got cars! And… » 3/26/08 1:30pm 3/26/08 1:30pm