Produced between 1967 and 1971, the De Tomaso Mangusta was the second production road car made by the recently established Italian manufacturer. The Mangusta succeeded to the De Tomaso Vallelunga, on which it based its chassis. Mangusta is the Italian word for mongoose, which is the main predator of the cobra snake. This name was chosen because De Tomaso and Carroll Shelby planned to replace the Shelby Cobra with a racing car made by De Tomaso, although the plan didn’t go through. Originally powered by a mid-mounted Ford 289 V8 engine with an output of 306 hp, the US model was fitted with a Ford 302 V8 engine producing 221 hp. The De Tomaso Mangusta was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and can be recognized by its gullwing doors over the engine. Roughly 400 examples of De Tomaso Mangusta were built before the model was replaced by the De Tomaso Pantera in 1971.
When it was introduced in 1967, the De Tomaso Mangusta was relatively inexpensive. Nowadays, it can be tough to find the right example given the rarity of the model. The Beverly Hills Car Club team can help you with your research and purchase processes to make sure you make a good transaction. First, their Los Angeles classic car dealership has a wide inventory of models for sale including classic De Tomaso examples. Browse the online inventory to find out about the examples of 1967 De Tomaso Mangusta available and call the team with any questions. Second, The Beverly Hills Car Club team regularly shares tips and advice on how to buy a classic car. They’ll tell you to thoroughly check the front end of the car as the Mangusta had very low ground clearance.
Contact the team today if you have any questions about the 1967 De Tomaso Mangusta or if you wish to hear more tips and advice to guide you through your research and purchase experiences. The team is always glad to connect with other classic car enthusiasts so don’t wait to call!
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