Heads up, good people! This week it's last orders for the 2019 Camembert Run, so if you fancy an irreverent, cheese-fuelled bimble through the French countryside in August, check out the link in the bio and get in touch. And if you're sitting out this year as an interested bystander, well, feel free to let us know what your choice of steed for the trip would be anyway... . . . . #roadtrip#tripplanning#classiccars#carlife#carscene#drivetastefully#classicdriver#carcamping
The Green Panther (2+2a-2i) 💚🐆💚 ========================= (1971, De Tomaso Pantera ... The short story – extracts: "Alessandro de Tomaso" ... the Italian version of his Argentine name: "Alejandro de Tomaso" ... founded "De Tomaso Modena" in Modena, Italy, in 1959. Though Alejandro/Alessandro de Tomaso died in 2003, the company he founded in Modena still exists today, but in 2009 the De Tomaso trademark was bought by Gian Mario Rossignolo who founded a new company named De Tomaso Automobili SpA and it continues to carry out high-quality restorations on for example Vallelungas, Mangustas and Panteras and supplies parts to the few thousand Pantera enthusiasts who still maintain the marque 🤓😁 The car in the photo, "The Tomaso Pantera”, was launched in 1971 (though ... it was shown the first time at the New York Auto Show in April 1970) and was produced until 1992/3. It was designed along the same lines as its predecessor, the DeTomaso Mangusta, but e.g. with a monocoque body instead of a backbone chassis and the Pantera “stole the show” when it was unveiled the first time in 1970 at the show. The V8 Ford 5.7-litre engine was more powerful than the one used in the Mangusta, and the sleek styling was the work of the America car designer, Tom Tjaarda (who also designed cars as e.g. the Fiat 124 Spider, Ferrari 365 GT California Spyder, Mercedes 230 SL Coupe to mention some). It can certainly be called one of the "big" classics, although only approximately 7.000 of them were produced in spite of the long production period ... and many classic car enthusiasts consider The Pantera as one of the most remarkable cars produced by Alessandro De Tomaso 💪 Disclaimer: I might not personally know neither the owner nor the car, so I can’t guarantee the period originality of the car in my photos ... The photographs I’ve taken are intended as “my illustrations” in relation to the respective car model in my photo series/story).
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The industrial quarter of Beirut is home to many hidden gems. Classics all across the country are serviced and repaired in the area by skilled craftsmen. Yesterday I was lucky enough to come across this beautiful 993 turbo which is by the way #notforsale🚫