1970 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA GT - 22151 Sold* at Scottsdale 2003 - Lot #661.1 1970 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA GT https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/22151/22151_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #661.1   1970 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA GT
Auction Scottsdale 2003
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 661.1
Year 1970
Make DE TOMASO
Model MANGUSTA
Style GT
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 650
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK LEATHER
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
Lot #661.1 - 13,000 Original miles (750 since restoration) . Only 401 built in modena, italy. Body by ghia. Ford 302 cu in engine, v-8 230 bhp plus central spine chassis. Zf transaxle (same as gt40) five-speed. Designed by giorgio giugiaro who also designed: bmw mi, lotus esprit, iso grifo, maserati ghlibli, maserati boro, bizzarini gt and bizzarini manta. Ground-up restoration. Insured for $86,000 at hagerty insurance company. Gm, ford, chrysler all bought one to study. The gm was ordered with a corvette engine. In italian, mangusta means mongoose and a mongoose will kill and eat a cobra. When mangusta was introduced in 1967 at the turin auto show, detomaso had planned only to build 50 as race cars but so many orders came in that he was forced to make it a street legal race car. The mangusta is exempt from u.s. Seat belt and bumper laws through detomaso connections. Of the 401 produced, half went to europe with ford 289 engines and the u.s. Cars had 302 ford engines. Mangusta has electric powered windows and air conditioning. The mangusta chassic was developed for carroll shelby for a new king cobra. Restored by special cars only. Red exterior with connolly black leather interior and wilton wool carpets. Engine is stock 302 cu in windsor. Totally balanced and blueprinted. Upgraded with a crane cam, roller rockers, edelbrock intake manifold, holly fourbarrel, aluminum cylinder heads from ford svo, msd ignition. The engine was set up on the dyno by scott mc lendon.
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