“As you skim around the pavement in the Pantera you just can’t aid emotion smug,” wrote Auto & Driver journal in August 1971 when Ford teamed up with Italian auto manufacture De Tomaso Automobili to produce the exotic Pantera in the U.S.

“You listen to the motor rumbling along from its station back again by your shoulder blades – a mechanical arrangement even novitiate automotive visionaries will realize as a little piece of tomorrow now. And the appears. Oh wow – like anything that just rolled out of the Turin Present.”

The Decide on of the Working day is a 1971 De Tomaso Pantera with just above 34,000 miles on its odometer and sporting a Verde Environmentally friendly color around a black interior. It’s presented on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Salt Lake Town, Utah.

1971 De Tomaso Pantera, a sports car ahead of its time