My Car Quest

June 17, 2019

The Car That Shouldn’t Have Been: The De Tomaso Mangusta Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta (Italian for Mongoose, the natural enemy of the Cobra) is a car that shouldn’t exist. First of all, it was thought of over at Iso by Guigiaro and friends when they did a car called the Fidia, a four door sedan, and … [Read more...]

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action? (Not Anymore)

Three years ago yesterday I published this story from Wallace Wyss about an Italian GT one-off designed by American Tom Tjaarda. Now Wallace is happy to report the car has been found and is coming up for auction at the Artcurial auction on February 8 … [Read more...]

De Tomaso Panteras Came To Monterey

by Mike - The Pantera Club of Northern California Pantera Owners Club of America** held their annual Fun Ralley in Monterey this year for the first time. There were De Tomaso Panteras and a couple of Mangustas all over the Monterey/Carmel/Big … [Read more...]

Tom Goes For A Ride In A Mangusta

by Mike - Dick Ruzzin's new book, Bella Mangusta, The Italian Art and Design of the De Tomaso Mangusta is available now at this link - click here. The book is designed to appeal to automobile enthusiasts of all kinds as well as … [Read more...]

For Sale – Ford GT40 Group 4 (1966) or De Tomaso Mangusta ZF-Synchroma Gearbox

For Sale Genuine 1966 Ford GT40 Group 4 or early De Tomaso Mangusta ZF-Synchroma 5 DS-25 5-Speed Gearbox 1st: 2.23/1 2nd: 1.61/1 3rd: 1.21//1 4th: 0.96/1 5th: 0.81/1 Reverse 2.36/1 Final Drive 4.22/1 EXCELLENT … [Read more...]

Is The Collector Car Of Your Dreams Out Of Reach Now?

by Mike - Collector car prices have increased significantly over the past few years and maybe the object of your desire is out of reach now - unless you were lucky enough to acquire it before the price increases. Unfortunately many of us did … [Read more...]