31st May 2024

If you realize of De Tomaso, it’s in all probability due to the Pantera. The mid-engine, rear-drive sports activities automobile was a beautiful mixture of Italian design and Detroit muscle. The physique was by Carrozzeria Ghia, the powerplant was Ford’s V8. It was De Tomaso’s hottest automobile, with greater than 7,000 constructed from 1971 to 1992.

Till lately, I used to be unfamiliar with the De Tomaso Mangusta. And that’s a disgrace as a result of it’s a lovely automobile that (as others have argued) makes the case that automobile design peaked within the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Powered by a 296 bhp Ford V8 with bodywork by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it appears to be like like a correct supercar, with uncommon Gullwing engine covers.  “Mangusta” is Italian for mongoose, an animal recognized for killing Cobras. A deal gone unhealthy with Carroll Shelby is the supposed purpose for the identify.

Listed here are the De Tomaso Mangusta particulars through Petrolicious:

Years Constructed: 1967-1971
Complete Produced: 401
Engine: 4.7L-5.0L Ford V8
Energy Produced: 221hp-306hp
Torque Produced: 300lb-ft
Coachwork Design: Giorgetto Giugiaro
Curb Weight: 2,612lbs
Worth When New: $11,500

The model seen under is up on the market  Basic Driver asking €298,500 ($324,350).  

Now all you want is a mechanic that is aware of De TOmaso’s and a few room in your storage…

Supply: Basic Driver

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