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De Tomaso Brand Returns With New Model in July, Report Claims

De Tomaso, the idled Italian supercar brand that built a handful of drool-worthy models during its tumultuous lifespan, is poised for a resurrection. The one-time maker of the Ford-powered Mangusta and Pantera will return from its hibernation with a new model introduced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4th, the brand’s owners claim. […] The post De Tomaso Brand Returns With New Model in July, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, History, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Pantera, De Tomaso, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models

Miura P400, Chassis #3586: The Italian Job Restored

Lamborghini Polo Storico has located and certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586. Keen eyes may recognize it as the original from the opening scenes of The Italian Job. Back in 1966, Lamborghini was a rather unimpressive sports car manufacturer from northern Italy. They were about as remarkable as De Tomaso or Bizzarrini. Interesting in some respects and horrid in others. That all changed at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show when Lambo rolled out the Miura. At a stroke, the upstart Italian car maker ...
Tags: Rome, Magazine, Italy, Autos, Paramount Pictures, Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Marcello Gandini, Miura, Sant, St Bernard, Lambo, Lamborghini Miura, Automotive History, Polo Storico

Rare Rides: The 1978 Innocenti Mini Is Both De Tomaso and Bertone

Rare Rides returns again to De Tomaso, shortly after it covered the obscure Guarà Barchetta. This time, the subject vehicle is a British-designed Mini, rebodied by Bertone, then sported up by De Tomaso. Quite a pedigree. Presenting the 1978 Innocenti Mini De Tomaso: The Innocenti brand was founded in 1947 and made its name producing various […] The post Rare Rides: The 1978 Innocenti Mini Is Both De Tomaso and Bertone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, De Tomaso, Bertone, Innocenti Mini De Tomaso

Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied by the Qvale-branded Mangusta, and the tangentially related Chrysler TC. But today’s De Tomaso takes the cake for rarity over any of those previous Rare Rides. It’s a Guarà Barchetta, from 1995. Bowing at the […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Longchamp, De Tomaso, Guarà Barchetta

Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Longchamp From 1979

The De Tomaso name keeps surfacing in the Rare Rides series, almost as often as BMW. The honorary first mention came via the Chrysler TC by Maserati, followed by the Qvale Mangusta that initially bore the De Tomaso name. Most recently, we featured the Maserati Ghibli, which was the very last new Maserati presented by the […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Longchamp From 1979 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Maserati, De Tomaso, Chrysler TC, Qvale Mangusta

Recommended Reading: The Road to Modena – Origins and History of the Shelby-De Tomaso P70 Can-Am Sports Racer

Photo courtesy Brock Racing Enterprises. Once the youngest designer in GM’s history, Peter Brock left Detroit at age 21, bound for California and, he envisioned, a career racing cars. There, he landed a job with Carroll Shelby, first as a high-performance driving instructor, and later as the designer of numerous Shelby racing and road cars. Brock’s latest book, The Road to Modena: Origins and History of the Shelby–De Tomaso P70 Can-Am Sports Racer, tells the story of his years at Shelby America...
Tags: Books, California, America, Indianapolis, Atlantic, United States, Ford, Italy, Gm, Literature, Autos, Detroit, Nascar, Los Angeles Times, Products, Motorsports

Auction Coverage Overflow: The Scottsdale Wrap-up!

1966 Shelby G.T. 350H; all images by the author. It’s presale estimate was set at $150,000 – $200,000. Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine print cycles have dictated that we bid farewell to the 2018 Scottsdale sales, until our return to the desert city in 2019, but the decision to do so has left some coverage from a few auctions sitting in our office. Rather than let it slip into the digital ether, we’ve opted to provide it here as exclusive content, beginning with a small sampling from the ann...
Tags: California, US, ISO, Auctions, Ford, Arizona, Autos, Chrysler, Peru, Jaguar, Geneva, Chevy, Dodge, Cleveland, Chevrolet, Hertz

Rare Rides: The 2001 Qvale Mangusta, Certainly a Purebred Italian

Technically complicated, Italian designed, and American powered, the Qvale Mangusta mixed together ingredients from two continents into an exotic sports coupe. But it wasn’t supposed to be called Mangusta, nor was it to wear a Qvale badge. The looks aren’t the only dramatic part of this coupe. The idea for the Mangusta was conceived in […] The post Rare Rides: The 2001 Qvale Mangusta, Certainly a Purebred Italian appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Italy, Used Cars, Autos, Imports, De Tomaso, De Tomaso Pantera, News Blog, 2000s, Rare Rides, De Tomaso Mangusta, Qvale, Qvale Mangusta

De Tomaso's final car is heading to auction

De Tomaso has an incredible history that was cut short much too soon. Although plans to revive the Italian sports car marque have been carried out a couple times, nothing has helped return the brand to its former glory. For those looking for one final piece of true De Tomaso history, RM Sotheby's has the crown jewel. This is the De Tomaso Nuova... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, De Tomaso, Sotheby, Sean Szymkowski, De Tomaso Nuova

How Marcello Gandini almost singlehandedly created “the greatest rally weapon ever,” Lancia’s Stratos HF

Photo via Archivio Stile Bertone. [Editor’s Note: Author Gautam Sen’s two-volume biography, Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design, debuted to high praise and late last month won the Festival Automobile International’s Grand Prize for Most Beautiful Book. For this week’s Hemmings In-Depth, Mr. Sen graciously allowed us to excerpt a segment of the book on Gandini’s work on the Lancia Stratos HF.] If the main purpose of the Lancia Stratos Zero concept prototype was to catch the attention of the peo...
Tags: Usa, France, Spain, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Italy, Literature, Autos, Fiat, Firestone, Motorsports, Stratos, Turin, Citroën, Seventies

Cars Found on eBay

eBay and Craigslist are the best places to look at cars you have no intention of buying.   This is a good thing, because many of the cars are hiding more problems than you could ever afford to fix, and some even have stolen VIN tags.   Occasionally, there are some interesting finds, and today we are focusing on four cars representing the life of the de Tomaso brand. de Tomaso Automobili SpA is an Italian car company founded in 1959 by Alejandro de Tomaso and is the product of another race car dr...
Tags: Featured, Craigslist, Ebay, Ford, Autos, Fiat, Jaguar, George Clooney, Batman, Chris, Pantera, Maserati, Mazda, De Tomaso, Benelli, Innocenti

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