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History

The De Tomaso Longchamp is a two-door 2+2 coupe produced by the Italian automaker De Tomaso.

The Longchamp was based on the Deauville model, using a shortened Deauville wheelbase; these two models are the only front-engined cars production cars made by De Tomaso. The car was first exhibited at the 1972 Turin Motor Show. The Longchamp GTS variant was introduced in 1980 Turin Motor Show; it had wider wheels and flared wheel arches. A cabriolet variant came also at the 1980 Turin Motor Show.
The cabriolet was made by Carrozerria Pavesi of Milan; very few of those were the GTS version.

The car was designed by Tom Tjaarda of Ghia and the design was influenced by his previous Lancia Marica prototype. The Longchamp was designed with a long hood to accommodate a 351 in³ (5766 cc) Ford Cleveland V8. The 351 Cleveland, a popular upgrade in late 1960s Ford "muscle cars," produced 330 hp (246 kW) and gave 240 km/h (149 mph) top speed; the engine was the same as that used in the Pantera; gearbox was a 3-speed Ford C-6 Cruise-o-Matic automatic gearbox. Around 17 cars were equipped with a 5-speed ZF manual gearbox. At some later point the engine power was reduced to 270 hp (200 kW).

The suspension was independent front and rear with coil spring and wishbone suspension; steering was power assisted rack and pinion with vented disc brakes all around, rear ones being inboard brakes. The interior of the car was quite luxurious and it was almost fully covered with leather.

The GTS variant had minor suspension setting differences to better utilize the wider Campagnolo wheels with Pirelli P7 tyres, and some components and exterior details were changed. It was available with a rigid or flexible roof.

A total of 409 Longchamps were built (395 coupes and 14 spiders) until 1989, with only a couple per year built during the last years.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: 02061
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission Automatic
Year built: 1975
Exterior: Red
Interior: Tan
First owner: TBC
History: Right-hand drive.
Exported to Australia.
1988 sold to current owner, Sydney.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: 02089
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission Automatic
Year built: 1975
Exterior: Gold Metallic
Interior: Brown
First owner: TBC, Holland
History: First registered May 2nd 1975
Later modified with US-spec headlights, Pantera wheels, Fiat rear lights.
December 2007 for sale on eBay.de at 93,952km in The Hague, Netherlands.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: 02111
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission Automatic
Year built: 1974
Exterior: Marrone
Interior: Tan
First owner: TBC
History: Ordered with beige (instead of black) seat belts and an additional set of mufflers positioned ahead of the rear axle for extra noise reduction.
February 1975 delivered to Claude Dubois.
1983 sold to second owner, Atlanta.
November 8th 1983 shipped from Antwerp, Belgium to the USA.
December 1st 1983 initial application to DOT for Federalisation made.
Compliance work included installation of door beams, seat belt buzzers and bumper reinforcements.
August 29th 1985 received full DOT acceptance.
March 1992 sold to present owner.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: 02197
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission Automatic
Year built: 1975
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black with grey inserts
First owner: TBC
History: First registered 14th November 1975.
February 2007 for sale on eBay.fr at 45,000km.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: 02411
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission Manual
Year built: 1978
Exterior: Dark Red
Interior: Black
First owner: TBC
History: Manual.
Restored in the 1990's.
Original ZF transmission switched for a Ford Super Duty T5. The original five-speed manual transmission was retained and kept as spare.
2006 for sale with Stauffer Classics, Wisconsin at $45,000.

 

Version: Longchamp
Chassis: Unknown
Engine: 5.7-litre Ford Cleveland V8
Transmission TBC
Year built: TBC
Exterior: Grey
Interior: Naturale with Beige inserts
First owner: TBC
History: Modified to GTS-look

 


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