Last Call: I’m still waiting on the day I get to see the De Tomaso P72 in person

Let’s fondly think back to the Goodwood Festival of Speed when this masterpiece blessed our eyeballs. The original De Tomaso Pantera has been my favorite “classic ‘American’ muscle car” for a long time so when I heard they were reviving it I was super stoked. Then I see this and my jaw drops. Yeah I know it bears a lot of resemblance to the Ferrari P 4/5 but I still love it. The body lines, the paint, the copper color accents I can’t get enough! Who knows when/if I will ever get to see one in person, so for now it’s at the top of my list of “I must see this in my lifetime.”

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My name is Colby Buchanan and I love all things car-related all the way from rusted 240sx's to McLaren Senna's and of course I have a soft spot for American Muscle. You can spot me in my bone stock '06 350z named MackenZ.

6 Comments

    1. Maybe a lot overdone but it looks like a Mach 5 for the year 2020. This is one car that I could never see myself dailying but could see it in a garage as a piece of artwork admiring every little design line. Oh and then taking it a cars and coffee because you just know that you won’t run into another.

  1. I was at Goodwood 2019 and honestly was more interested in the historic Panteras on display than the new one. I didn’t even snap a photo of the P72. Going up the hill, however, it sounded glorious!

  2. It’s pretty despite being way overstyled, but I’d be more interested in an actual revival of the Pantera, a design at which the P72 doesn’t even remotely hint. Some quick reading suggests this is an homage to the one-off De Tomaso P70.

    https://img.hmn.com/fit-in/900×506/filters:upscale()/stories/2014/09/1965DeTomasoSport5000_01_1000.jpg

    Suggesting a Pantera revival reminds me of that modern Stratos re-created a couple of years ago using an F430 Scuderia chassis. That car was brilliant, in my opinion, and I regret that it never got the green light for extended production.

    https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/ibimg/hgm/1000×563-1/100/319/pininfarina-coachbuilt-modern-lancia-stratos_100319160.jpg

  3. It’s pretty despite being way overstyled, but I’d be more interested in an actual revival of the Pantera, a design at which the P72 doesn’t even remotely hint. Some quick reading suggests this is an homage to the one-off De Tomaso P70.

    https://img.hmn.com/fit-in/900×506/filters:upscale()/stories/2014/09/1965DeTomasoSport5000_01_1000.jpg

    Suggesting a Pantera revival reminds me of that modern Stratos re-created a couple of years ago using an F430 Scuderia chassis. That car was brilliant, in my opinion, and I regret that it never got the green light for extended production.

    https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/ibimg/hgm/1000×563-1/100/319/pininfarina-coachbuilt-modern-lancia-stratos_100319160.jpg

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