In February 2012, it looked like the brand had attracted a Chinese buyer, though the deal failed and bankruptcy ensued. Since then, courts have been trying to find a buyer, and while several companies have expressed interest, with BMW alleged to be among the suitors, it looks like a little known Italian firm is the latest recipient of the De Tomaso brand.
According to Autoblog, another revived classic Italian brand, Automobili Turismo e Sport, or ATS for short, has acquired the rights to De Tomaso. Details on ATS’ plans for De Tomaso are said to be released soon, but for now it looks like the firm will launch at least one new De Tomaso-badged sports car based on an existing ATS model.
The ATS 2500 GT - image: ATS
Stay tuned for an update.