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De Tomaso Pantera Street Racer by vsdesign69 De Tomaso Pantera Street Racer by vsdesign69
The base : 1973 De Tomaso Pantera
The project : Street racer / Shakotan Style

The Pantera is a famous sport car of the 70's & 80's, with an italian design and an american engine ( Ford V8).
In the mid/late 70's, in Japan, some crazy guys have modified imported Panteras. I'm inspired by this. I've decided to revise this italian/american sport car with a japanese custom style. Hard to get ?

In a late 70's style, this wild beast received a light bodykit ( fenders, bumper, side skirts, etc.), a front radiator, old school rims, and a custom body paint. ( and some other lil stuff^^... the license plate number is a little proof) In fact, a kind of Pantera Shakotan!
Of course, this crazy machine is approved in Japan. Enjoy!

For another wild Pantera : [link]

Done With Shinan Art Touch Markers
2012
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Very cool design work.
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You're very welcome. :)
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actionless Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
very nice work, you have perfect draw style of cars
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank u guy
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ElectricBlue1989 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome. Though I'm still not sure why some Japanese license plates have a red line crossing diagonally. What does it mean?
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
in fact, at the origin, it's means "no approved car", not for the street, but it became a current practice with japaneses tuners. ( and particularly in bosozoku movement)
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ElectricBlue1989 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
As in, tuners and car-driving bosozoku took their regular license plates and added the red stripe? Wouldn't they get into (more) trouble because of this?

And about its origin, wouldn't it have been easier for the Japanese government to just not give plates at all to those cars deemed "not approved" for the street?
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's voluntary. to piss off the cops !^^

and for the second question, I'm not a specialist of the japanese legislation.^^ (I'm french)
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covert15 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Totally cool!
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Carbon93 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: :love:
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GasolinE88 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man! it's really impressive :D
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you guy!
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GasolinE88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u're welcome :)
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TeofiloDesign Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful! I love the colour combination, but a kit made ​​in japan like this is blasphemy if mounted on an Italian supercar of the last century. However, it's a nice drawing
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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TeofiloDesign Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem, bro
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BigMansini Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awwwwww man that is one BAD ASS ride! >=D When I finally become a zillionaire I'm totally owning that cah! =D
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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Makini90 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Interface Designer
Damn this is awsome. You just earned yourself another watcher :)
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you guy!
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creaturenight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
De Tomaso Pantera's are one of my favorite cars ever.
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
me too^^
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mach-one Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Panteras would be really kickass cars with modified suspension and engine. The 351 Cleveland is a badass powerhouse for sure, if tuned right.
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yea sure. In this killer, we can imagine a big 536 hemi ( It's written on the license plate^^)
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mach-one Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't mind a Hemi there, either... I just have a soft spot for

Clevelands. They are great engines, in my opinion -save a few small design flaws- what an american V8 should be. Semi-HEMI heads, square bore/stroke combination, good old OHV configuration, monster torque while still responsive. Modified ones can aproach the 100hp/litre figure, which for any big streetable V8 is quite an achievement.
Plus, they are kind of a dark horse engine. Due to their relatively low production numbers and their appearence immediately after the start of the decline of the performance wars they are not really popular, but can surely kick ass.
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank u
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem
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OppositeAttractions Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda reminds me of an old Rover... the SD1...

Very nice. Almost simple, but elegant. It looks like it'd make a good track car, and... well... damn, just look! It's very nice!
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you man!
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OppositeAttractions Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No worries.
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G-REDNEK Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Werry nice..
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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SilverKadett Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the way you mix Japanese and European styles, it's totally awesome! I can't wait for your next unlikely car/style combination.
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot guy!
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DominikScherrer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, awesome piece of art dude! Spectacular perspective.
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Awesome work!
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank u very much!
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arwestromen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Love the Pantera
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:iconvsdesign69:
vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Like a "normal" people..^^ sweet car
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PlasticFrogCG Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful car! Haven't seen any art or photos of one in ages.
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you. But there are some other good artworks of this amazing car^^
But none like mine, of course...
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slipknotsv Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome sport car
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes! Thankss!
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DocWolph Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I never understood why FORD never picked up this car to keep building it or to make their own version. Other than some refinement to make the car more livable (you were literally sitting with a very thin plate between you and the engine), this car has all the right stuff to be a perennial sports car for FORD.

Automotive history is stuffed with missed opportunities and preventable mistakes.

The Pantera is definitely one of the missed opportunities.
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vsdesign69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
In all instance, it's a fucking good car^^
AMC, in the late 60's and early 70's, tried to make a sport car like the Pantera ( with a similar design and conception) with the AMX Concepts. But not production car.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful...! 5*
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