Heart says a '70s supercar is the peak of wedge-shaped cool. Head (and possibly a degree of prejudice) says you’re entering a world of nightmarish mechanical fragility, inflated running costs and cars whose looks take precedence over daily realities of ergonomics, reliability or usability.
Dan Trent: Is the De Tomaso Pantera the best value '70s supercar?
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.
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