Previous long-term ownership by Pan-Am pilot
Original color combination
Only 64,000 miles!
One of only 401 built; one of only approximately 250 in existence today!
Excellent documentation includes owner’s manual, service records, tools, Italian parts catalog, and more!
One of the best maintained examples of a Mangusta that can be found anywhere in the world
A collector’s dream!
302 ci V8 engine
5-speed ZF manual transmission
Ferrero steering wheel
Campagnolo alloy wheels
Veglia Borletti instruments
The incredible 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta featured here is finished in its original factory color combination of Red over a black leather interior. One of only 401 models ever built, this particular example has been meticulously maintained and previously owned by a Pan-Am pilot for 14 years. This stunning Mangusta drives and presents wonderfully, having only traveled 63,704 miles from new. Accompanying this investment-grade DeTomaso Mangusta are its owner’s manual, over 30 years of service records, tools, Italian parts catalog, and more! We are proud to offer this exceptional 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates this legendary model that perfectly blended American power with Italian design and craftsmanship.
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HISTORY OF THE DE TOMASO MANGUSTA
The Mangusta was first offered in 1967. Designed by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro during his time at Carrozzeria Ghia in Turin, the Mangusta showcased the classic Italian wedge shape. Featuring a heavily reinforced chassis based on the Vallelunga, the Mangusta was equipped with a mid-mounted Ford V8 behind the passenger compartment. Access was granted by a set of gullwing doors which concealed the engine and manual ZF 5-speed transaxle. In North American specification, the model utilized the 5.0 liter 302ci V8, tuned to 230 horsepower. Suspension was fully independent and disc brakes were at all four corners while steering was especially responsive courtesy of a rack and pinion steering gear. The interior was dressed in full leather and featured full instrumentation which added to the race car feel. The Mangusta offered supercar level performance with incredibly stylish Italian flair. It is no wonder why examples today have been highly sought-after by collectors. With only 401 built until 1971 and only around 250 known to exist recently, Mangustas have been increasingly difficult to procure, especially in finely restored, original specification condition.