1988 De Tomaso Longchamp

GTSE – Delivery Miles

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Brown Metallic
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
Former racing driver, Alejandro de Tomaso, has owned some of the most famous names in Italian engineering including Maserati, Innocenti, Benelli, Moto Guzzi, Vignale and Ghia. Cars under his own name raced in Formula One in the early 1960s and he showed a number of prototype road cars before putting the Vallelunga into limited production in 1965.
The Longchamp was first exhibited at the 1972 Turin Motor Show designed by Tom Tjaarda of Ghia. The design was influenced by his previous Lancia Marica prototype with a long hood to accommodate a 351 cubic inch Ford Cleveland V8. The engine was the same as that used in the Pantera, the transmission was usually a 3-speed Ford C-6 automatic gearbox although around 17 cars were equipped with a manual gearbox.
The GTS variant had minor suspension setting differences to better utilize the wider Campagnolo wheels with Pirelli P7 tyres, and some components and exterior de