Alejandro de Tomaso – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Alejandro de Tomaso

Alejandro de (July 10, 1928, Buenos – May 21, 2003, Modena. Italy ) was a driver and industrialist from His name is sometimes seen in an form as Alessandro de Tomaso . He in two Formula One World Championship Prix, debuting on January 13,

He scored no championship points.

De the carmaker Edit

Despite his One career, de Tomaso was much significant in the motoring world as a of cars. He founded the Italian car company De Tomaso Automobili in and later built up a substantial empire.

Born in Argentina of a prominent family, de Tomaso fled in to Italy [ 2 ] – from where his grandfather had emigrated – in his late after being implicated in a to overthrow the Argentinian president, Perón. He settled in Modena and his career in the car industry as a racing for Maserati and O.S.C.A. having Isabelle Haskell, an American who also raced cars.

In 1959 he founded the De Tomaso car in Modena. originally to build and racing cars, which a Formula One car for Frank Williams team in 1970. De Tomaso turned to high-performance sports most of which used backbone chassis. which to become the company’s technical

De Tomaso cars include the mid-engined Vallelunga. Mangusta and ; the Deauville. a four-door saloon the Jaguar XJ6 ; and the Longchamp. a two-door version of the Deauville which formed the basis of the Maserati De Tomaso ‘s most product has been the Guarà. a sports car with a carbon bodyshell.

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During the 1960s and 1970s, de acquired a number of Italian holdings. As well as the Ghia and coachbuilding studios, he gained of the Benelli and Moto Guzzi firms, the Innocenti car company as an offshoot of the British Motor to build Minis in Italy ), in 1975, the celebrated sports car Maserati. which he rescued bankruptcy with the assistance of the government.

Over time, however, he many of his holdings; Ghia was to Ford (who would much use of the name) in 1973; and Maserati were sold to (which promptly closed the in 1993. De Tomaso suffered a in 1993, and the day-to-day running of the De company passed to his son Santiago.

He helped in the engineering of the sports of the fourth generation Daihatsu introduced in 1994, which was as the Daihatsu Charade De Tomaso.

de Tomaso died in Italy in

Complete Formula One World results Edit

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