Rest in pieces/3: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta

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Few Mangusta were produced – about 400 – and obviously a lot less survive: this is a representative of those survived, unknown until today.

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Unknown since it seems that this de Tomaso has been locked in a garage since 1976, obviously the only reason that comes to mind is that at the time the car had mechanical problems and the owner, instead of repairing it, forgot it.

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Clearly it’s just a guess; the facts are that the car, born red with black interiors, and almost completely disassembled and seems to be 99% complete, including the Ford 302 engine and the five-speed ZF gearbox. The problem, however, does not concern the fact that the car is dismantled, but rather that it rusts a little everywhere that needs to be fixed. Find it for sale at $150,000 here in Northridge, CA.

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