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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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:iconshockwavex2:
Very cool design work.
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vsdesign69 Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconshockwavex2:
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconactionless:
very nice work, you have perfect draw style of cars
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vsdesign69 Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank u guy
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:iconelectricblue1989:
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 Apr 8, 2013  Professional 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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:iconelectricblue1989:
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 Apr 9, 2013  Professional 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 Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Totally cool!
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