27 February 2012

Holy Cobras! A Mangusta Racer On eBay

Another day, another De Tomaso racer. After getting hot under the collar for this beauty back in January, another one of Alejandro's finest turns up in race duds on eBay. This Mangusta appears to have SCCA papers and FIA historic ones on the way, but alas the seller is keeping mum on the car's history. What he has divulged about the car is in his eBay description below:

This auction is for a very rare and beautifull 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta Race car. There are none like this one.This race car is in race ready condition with a freshly rebuild engine. This car is just perfect and very fast. I drove this race car  has been driven for the past 3 years very succesfuly in many events including Monterey Historics, many wins. Check the web , it is all over the place including youtube. Engine is a fully build 289/302 Ford, with Rare 48IDA's webers on Fomoco manifold.Transmission is a ZF 5 speed also rebuild.This race car has had many modification done but still retains its original chassis. Rear deck lid is fiberglass and in one piece, it has pin drive knock offs, it is a real race car, with great history and welcome at any events in the world. Original SCCA log book.This is the rarest of Mangusta ever....
FIA papers in process and full history and documentation available upon request.

The auction ended at $92,100 with the reserve having not been met. Which gives us time to scrape the necessary funds together. Hello, Ocean finance?

At Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010:

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