18. De Tomaso Mangusta

Although the Pantera proved to be much more successful and popular, the Mangusta is arguably the more interesting DeTomaso model. They introduced the Mangusta to the car world in 1967. It featured a special racing chassis and a high-performance engine from the Ford Mustang. It also 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. That’s why DeTomaso only built 400 of these coupes until 1971 when they replaced it with the Pantera, which was less expensive to build.

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