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The De Tomaso Mangusta succeeded to the Vallelunga model and is the second road-going sport car built by the Italian car manufacturer. The chassis of the Mangusta was based on its predecessor and the engine was mid-mounted. The first examples of De Tomaso Mangusta were fitted with a Ford 289 V8 engine producing 306 hp, while the US models were powered by a 221-hp Ford 302 V8 unit, linked to a 5-speed ZF transaxle. The body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with design cues including gullwing doors over the engine and luggage compartment. The model was well equipped and ahead of other manufacturers of the time with all-around disk brakes, four independent suspension, rack and pinion steering, power windows, and air conditioning. With a top speed recorded at 155 mph, the De Tomaso Mangusta was a very fun and inexpensive sports car.
Looking to purchase a classic DeTomaso?
Looking for a 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta? The Beverly Hills Car Club is a good place to start. Based in Los Angeles, their classic car dealership has a wide inventory of classics for sale. The team is known for their great service quality and the friendly staff will go the extra mile to help you find the perfect example of 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta within your budget. One thing the team recommends is to pay close attention to stability and handling during the test drive, as it has been a recurrent issue for some examples. The Beverly Hills Car Club team regularly shares their many tips and advice with clients and friends so don’t hesitate to call and ask for the best practice to buy a 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta. If you’re looking for a hassle-free and easy transaction, the experts can guide you through some of the important steps, such as the pre-purchase inspection and checking the maintenance and service records.
Call The Beverly Hills Car Club team to speak with a classic De Tomaso expert and find out more on how to make a good classic car purchase. Their Los Angeles-based dealership has a growing inventory of classic cars for sale and your dream 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta might be waiting for you there! Connect soon to find out more.
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