Historics announced a fantastic new addition to the lineup for their late summer sale at Brooklands Museum. It’s a mint 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta, which is one only 401 units ever built. The amazing Italian super car is valued at £210,000-£245,000, but it’ll probably go for more.
De Tomaso Mangusta features an irresistibly beautiful design penned by the master himself, Giorgetto Giugiaro. It sits almost as low as an original Ford GT40 and has striking design features such as gullwing doors over the engine bay. Another thing the Mangusta, which is Italian for mongoose, has going for it is that it was built by Turin’s legendary coachbuilder Ghia. That alone makes up for 100 grand of the estimated value.
This red 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta was one of the 250 sold in America. The car has spent most of its life in the sunny California, so it should be completely rust-free. The engine powering this American Mangusta is a mighty 4.9 liter Ford V8 mated to a five-speed ZF gearbox.
The auction-bound De Tomaso Mangusta also has a full service history and documentation stretching back over 30 years – kind of important.