My Car Quest

January 20, 2021

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...]

A Pink Rolls Royce And A Green De Tomaso Mangusta

This was originally posted in December 2014. by Mike - Occasionally My Car Quest readers write in with their interesting car stories and photos which I love to share with everyone. Today Alexander Oet of Belgium has sent in photos of his … [Read more...]

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...]