7. DeTomaso Mangusta
Although the Pantera proved to be much more successful and popular, the Mangusta is arguably the more interesting De Tomaso model. They debuted the Mangusta in 1967 featuring a special racing chassis. But the best feature was the high-performance engine from the Ford Mustang in the form of the high revving 289 V8 with a five-speed transaxle gearbox.
Also, it had interesting Gullwing-style rear openings for easier access to the engine. The Mangusta was a somewhat expensive proposition in 1967 with tricky handling and questionable build quality. And that is why De Tomaso only built 400 of those gorgeous coupes until 1971. After that, they replaced it with the more conventional and less expensive to build Pantera.