The barefoot American model pictured below is perched upon a Serenissima racing prototype circa 1968.

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There is of course a De Tomaso connection; a story that intertwines the republic of Venice, De Tomaso, Count Giovanni Volpi, the Ferrari Palace Revolt of 1961, ATS, Scuderia Serenissima, Tom Tjaarda, Mangustas and Panteras.

Interested?

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I'm not going to take the time to compose a story and post pictures if nobody is interested. So if you're curious … let me know.

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I only want to know is why is she barefoot? I'm imagining the entire story culminates with this statement: "So, it was agreed that the model had to be barefoot".

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Yes, Please! Especially interested in the Serenissma Ghia GT. Is the car's location known today? Thanks.

De Tomaso's Serenissima prototype (Ghia GT) had been in the possession of Count Volpi since new (after being shown at the Turin, Geneva, and New York auto shows) .

He sold it at auction in France on Feb.8, 2019. It sold for 452,960 € (approx. $513,883).  I've seen no mention of the buyer's identity, I believe it was kept private.

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Also note the Serenessima GT is based on the Mangusta platform

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SERENISSIMA GHIA GT 02

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Denis you're getting ahead of me.

Thanks to those who have shown interest, I'm working on the story …. but its not ready to post … and I think the pictures will be enlightening for both Mangusta and Pantera owners.

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George, that would be MUCH appreciated!!

Serenissima & Volpi really catch my attention.  (I recall seeing a heavily cropped picture of a front-engine prototype V12 coupe commission by Mr. Volpi in at late 60's - in Road & Track mag probably? - The image showed only the front haunches, never seen a picture of the whole car but it must have been cool...)

 

Spill the details please!  I have pursued some research of my own but the topic is terribly obscure. Would love to see what you have unearthed.

George HI

I am severely impressed on your drive for the DT mark! Please go ahead with intuisasm for this story... .... view from a EU Pantera 73 GTS newbeeee..

Danke George....I am still the curious George ..smile

..well and barefoot..good, I still drive my Pantera  BARE FOOT..better feeling if you understand..and no sweat in the socks/shoes..more smile

Matthias

Sharing someone else's content from Instagram. Apparently the spider is out and about, and thus has appeared on Instagram. 

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