Now this isn’t your usual V8 powered De Tomaso like you’d expect, this was powered by a 1500cc, Kent 4 cylinder engine with twin side draft Webers. This in turn was linked to a Volkswagen gearbox from a Beetle with Hewland gears to make sure it could handle the 104bhp.
On previewing the car at the 1963 Turin Motor Show De Tomaso had hoped to sell the design but with no takers they had Ghia produce the car with a fibreglass body. There’s no denying how pretty this car is, every angle just seems so right with little detailed just waiting to be discovered.
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