Comments - Unique of the Week: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

Published: Feb 23, 2013
Description: We’re all familiar with the De Tomaso Pantera, an Italian-designed sports car that was on the market for 20 years, beginning in 1971. Hell, even Elvis Presley owned one but reportedly grew so frustra...
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Stanzel Washington Feb 23, 2013
Better than the pantera imo
Wyatt Gordon Feb 23, 2013
I like these. Prefer the Pantera, but I still like these.
Adam Thomson Feb 23, 2013
Shiny, beautiful.
Description: Meaning "mongoose" in Italian, the name supposedly came from when company founder Alejandro de Tomaso discussed with Carroll Shelby the idea of replacing the Shelby Cobra with a racing car that would ...
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Description: Power originally came from a mid-mounted Ford 289 V8 with 306 horsepower and mated to a five-speed manual transmission sourced from ZF. In the US, buyers had to settle for a Ford 302 V8 with an output...
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Jack Hufford Feb 24, 2013
I want to see it in a metal flake maroon.
Austin Bride Feb 23, 2013
Who that's awesome
Car Guy Feb 23, 2013
Me gusta mangusta
Drake Nailon Feb 23, 2013
These cars are beautiful in person and in pictures!
Adam Thomson Feb 23, 2013
Mmm i love that
Thibault Leroy Feb 24, 2013
Love the exhausts
Mike Conrad Feb 23, 2013
The split windshield would look better if the back tapered slightly. Looks like a sloped rear door on a delivery van.
Jeremiah Goins Feb 23, 2013
Description: Other mechanical features included disc brakes on all four wheels. Like other exotic cars, the Mangusta was somewhat ahead of its time by it having a four wheel independent suspension, rack and pinion...
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Description: All told, just 401 Mangustas were built by the time production ended in 1971. Only 150 units were for the European market while the rest went to the US. In 1970, about 50 of these US-spec cars were gi...
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Drew Humphrey Feb 23, 2013
Wow. Sure is valuable.
Oleg Odessit Feb 24, 2013
How do you ever reach those switches?
Adam Thomson Feb 23, 2013
I also love this interior!
Description: Without question, the De Tomaso Mangusta is yet another beautifully-designed Italian exotic car that’s also quite rare. For comparison, more than 7,000 Panteras were built during its lifetime so the n...
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Jason Bartlett Feb 24, 2013
I want one bad!
Wyatt Gordon Feb 23, 2013
Oh I didn't know it opened like that, thats awesome!
Kevin Kitral Feb 23, 2013
My friend has one of these. Very unique car to see in person.
David Gomez Feb 23, 2013
Seems it would be difficult to pull the engine.
Avery Williams Feb 23, 2013
Very unique! Never would have known.