De Tomaso didn’t give up on the Pantera. The firm toughened it up, offered a 300bhp entry model and rejigged the Tom Tjaarda styling with flared arches and wider wheels wearing Pirelli P7s to give it near-Countach levels of road presence. The days of big sales were gone, but somehow the Pantera survived like this into the 1990s by receiving a number of facelifts along the way. Its survival and subsequent appreciation are a credit to the original design, and testament to the effectiveness of an Italian supercar powered by Detroit muscle.
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