Total Production: 409 1972 - 1989 The DeTomaso Longchamp was designed by Tom Tjaarda who was working at Ghia at the time. It was a 2+2 Coupe based on the Deauville model but fitted on a shortened wheelbase. The Ford V8 Cleveland engine was placed in the front and sent its power to the rear wheels. Less than twenty examples (around 17) were given a five-speed ZF manual gearbox. The other transmission used was the 3-speed Ford C-6 Cruise-O-Matic.
DeTomaso introduced the Longchamp at the 1980 Turin Motor Show. A cabriolet version came out at the 1980 Turin Motor Show, which had been the work of Carrozerria Pavesi of Mila. There were only a few GTS versions built. It is believed that only 14 examples of the Spyder were created; 395 examples were coupes, making a total of 409 Longchamps built. By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009