Here is a seriously rare exotic that influenced virtually every American car in the 1980s: the DeTomaso Longchamp. But here's the key detail: this car is a 1974.
The 80s Ford Mustang and even Chevy Caprice likely thought their inspiration was a secret thanks to the Longchamp's non-imported status. But what about the Volvo 960 and even the Maserati Quattroporte of the 1980s?! Shameless copies, and now we know the origin of the epoch-defining block styling.
DeTomaso's widebody, rear-drive GT coupe proportions fender details are still stunning in 2016. As is the massive cabin width and great luxury throughout.
Thankyou to the owners for a tasty pimento-cheese sandwich slice -- right off the silver platter in the trunk!