quote:Ford NEVER owned DeTomaso.
Okay, I'm confused. (So what else is new, everything involving DeT was always confusing.) The concept of DeTomaso as one company was never true. He was a master financier and there were many DeT companies formed so that he could get his hands on more cash, ie. other people's cash, so he could pursue other ventures.
Here's what I thought I knew. A DeT company that was responsible for the Pantera (DeT Automobili?) was sold to Isabella's brother's company, and I thought that it included Ghia, and that is what was bought by Ford. And I know that another DeTomaso company continued as a sep entity doing motorcycles, etc. So I guess I'm not really clear on what was sold to Ford and how.
So what was the story?