In September 1969 Ford announced that they would market the de Tomaso Pantera through its Lincoln-Mercury dealer Styled by Ghia these cars had mid-mounted, American-built Ford V8 engines and represented a type of high-performance car that were popular in the 1970s. The introductory model was 330bhp later developed to the 350bhp GTS; then came the GT5, GT5S and ultimately the 200. Sales, however, never reached expected levels and so Ford ceased to import the cars in 1974 due to strict safety regulations but the cars continued to be built until 1994. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model intro's, driver's reports, production methods. Models covered include: GTS, GT5, GT5S and 200.