Many people would like to own a classic car. For some, it means owning a certain make, model, or color. Others, they take it a bit further and want to own not just the make/model/color of their favourite car but also the one from the year that they were born. What was the coolest car built the year you were born?
For me the year was 1971, and although there were many ‘cool’ cars already built and on the market, one that actually began production during that year was the De Tomaso Pantera. This mid-engined sports car ( powered by a Ford 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine ), designed by American designer Tom Tjaarda, was produced in Italy by the De Tomaso car company for 20 years. The name Pantera is Italian for Panther. Now for me, this is not the coolest car built, as I do have other favourites but, it was one that actually began production the year I was born and I do find it interesting. Although much less popular than other sportscar models they still have a small but faithful following. I love its lines, iconic wedge shape and overall style. It is truly iconic of the 70’s and at the same time very modern looking. I wouldn’t mind one of these in my garage 🙂
So what is your favourite or coolest car from the year you were born??