Ford V-8

1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

The history of Anglo-American hybrid sports cars dates back to the launch of Ford’s original “flathead” V-8 of 1932, which provided an infusion of relatively inexpensive and readily upgraded power to the elegant British sportsters of the era. Famous marques with this configuration being built between the wars included Jensen,…
1973 De Tomaso Pantera Rally Car

1973 De Tomaso Pantera Rally Car

The De Tomaso Pantera, powered by the Ford 351-cubic inch “Cleveland” V-8 and sharing its mid-engine layout with Ford’s GT40 race cars, translated the race-bred concept of de Tomaso’s Mangusta into a steel-bodied supercar with amenities like reasonable luggage space, air conditioning, and power assists. Panteras were introduced at the…