De Tomaso デ・トマソ

De Tomaso デ・トマソ

De Tomaso Modena SpA was an Italian car-manufacturing company. It was founded by the Argentine-born Alejandro de Tomaso (1928–2003) in Modena in 1959. It originally produced various prototypes and racing cars, including a Formula One car for Frank Williams’s team in 1970. Most of the funding for the automaker came from de Tomaso’s brother-in-law, Armory Haskell Jr, Rowan Industries. In 1971, Ford acquired an 84 % stake in De Tomaso from Rowan with Alejandro de Tomaso himself holding the balance. Ford would sell back their stake in the automaker in 1974 to Alejandro.