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Produced from 1967 to 1971, the De Tomaso Mangusta succeeded to the De Tomaso Vallelunga and was replaced by the popular De Tomaso Pantera. The model was named after the arachnid mongoose, main predator of the cobra snakereferring to the Shelby Cobra. Approximately 400 examples of the De Tomaso Mangusta were built, including 150 units of the Euro version. The European models were fitted with a Ford 289 V8 engine producing 306 hp, while the model made for the North American market was powered by a Ford 302 V8 with an output of 221 hp. The low and sleek body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and is easily recognizable to its gullwing doors. With a claimed top speed of 155 mph, the De Tomaso Mangusta was an appealing and affordable high-performance GT.
Looking to purchase a classic DeTomaso?
First De Tomaso model to be built in significant numbers, the Mangusta is nowadays a rare classic, sought after by many collectors. The Beverly Hills Car Club has a large inventory of classic cars for sale at their Los Angeles dealership and their constantly growing collection might include a 1970 De Tomaso. Browse the online inventory to find out and don’t hesitate to call the experts if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Thanks to their long-time experience in the industry, they’ll guide you through the research and buying processes to make your transaction as easy and smooth as possible. In addition, the team regularly shares tips and advice on all classics. Call the team today and ask for a checklist of things to look at when buying a 1970 De Tomaso. For example, they’ll tell you that the ground clearance was limited so it can be useful to have the lower panels inspected.
The Beverly Hills Car Club is at your disposal to guide you in the research and purchase of your dream 1970 De Tomaso. Visit the Los Angeles dealership or call the team today to speak with the experts about the model. The team is looking forward to meeting you soon!
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