My Car Quest

March 2, 2024

The Primary Colors of Classic Cars

by Mike Gulett - I have a weakness for car colors especially green, orange, yellow and silver. But really I like them all, at least on the right car. The color can impact how we think a car looks and either bring out the beauty of the design or … [Read more...]

Driving an Oldie but Goodie From Your Past

by Wallace Wyss - I drop in every year on a route 66 celebration--an annual display and slow cruise to show hot rods, and mild to wild customs celebrating Route 66--an old highway that took travelers West before the interstates. I actually … [Read more...]

The First De Tomaso Mangusta Sold Long Ago – Where Is It Now?

by Wallace Wyss - Prototypes are sold if the automaker goes out of business. That's the hard truth of what happened to the first De Tomaso Mangusta, which was sold, as were all the rest of the prototypes. I'd like to see it again in its … [Read more...]

A De Tomaso Mangusta Commissioned by Carroll Shelby is Sold

Mecum sells a piece of history - a hot rodded Mangusta with Shelby Mk V badges keeps 'Gooses over $300K. by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta's time in the sun is at last a reality--they have soared to over $300,000 which is up to Iso Grifo … [Read more...]

De Tomaso Mangusta: Rare Birds No. 3

by Mike Gulett - Below is a short video featuring a rare car that most of us do not see everyday or Rare Birds as I call them. The De Tomaso Mangusta is a mid-engine Ford powered beast that was based on the De Tomaso Vallelunga chassis. … [Read more...]

Design Critique: De Tomaso Mangusta

by Wallace Wyss - I remember the first time I saw one, in roughly 1968-'69, before the Pantera was announced, in Michigan outside a car museum, in Hickory Corners. The owner was crawling underneath it to adjust the transmission with Allen … [Read more...]