This DeTomaso Longchamps was purchased directly from the factory in 1974 by Lebanese businessman Robert Chamoun. The car was flown to his home in Beruit. Serial #THLCN02107 is one of only 409 Longchamps built. It was used sparingly there until 1976 when he relocated the family to Illinois. After being flown here, the car saw little use and spent most of its time parked next to a Rolls-Royce in a garage. Due to the harsh summers and lack of garaging in Lebanon, the original paint deteriorated. Early in the 21st century, the car was stripped to bare metal and re-sprayed in its original light green and returned to its garage, still seeing little use.
In the spring of 2010, the family decided to sell the car. Removed from the garage, it was serviced for sale. The fuel system was cleaned, the radiator flushed, brakes bled, new exhaust installed, new tires mounted and tested for road worthiness.
This car is probably the best example of an unrestored Longchamps in existence. The current owners purchased the car with less than 14,000 kilometers on the odometer.