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1971 De Tomaso Mangusta For Sale by Auction

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Category Classic Cars
Make De Tomaso
Model Mangusta
Year 1971
Country France
Region International
Telephone +33 1 42 99 20 73
Status Trade
Date 03-Jul-2020
Ref C1241713
1971 De Tomaso Mangusta
1971 De Tomaso Mangusta
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Châssis n° SMA 1266


French title
Chassis n° SMA 1266

- One of the last six Mangusta built
- Outstanding condition and performance
- Clear history, known as "The wildest Mangusta "

Alessandro de Tomaso, an Italian-Argentine, started his career in motorsport first by driving and then by building a Formula 1 car. As neither of these experiences satisfied him, he turned his hand to constructing Grand Touring cars. This area was already occupied by prestigious names like Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Iso, to quote just a few. De Tomaso, however, was ambitious and understood the automobile. One of his first creations was the Mangusta. The design of the car was entrusted to Giugiaro and the bodywork was manufactured at Ghia. However, De Tomaso, who had just taken over at Ghia, was immediately taken with the powerful and modern design, and so the Mangusta came to be under the colours of the Argentinian flag. Along with other sports car manufacturers, he decided on the Ford V8 289 ci engine block, which was capable of producing up to 310 bhp. Some 402 examples were built between 1967 and 1971. As the majority of the cars were intended for export to the US, two different engines were delivered by the factory: the Ford V8 289 ci for the initial production in Europe, and the Ford V8 302 ci for the US and all later production.
Some 401 examples of the car were built between 1967 and 1971 as well as one unique spider version.
" SMA 1266 ", the car of interest here, was one of the later productions. On 21 March, ready for export to the US, the marque's principal market, the car was bought by Mr Herner, who, for the record, also had to part with a " comfortable " supplement to take it to Germany. He covered just 3000 km before putting the car away in his garage the following year. It was not until 1996 that the German marque specialist Roland Jaeckel purchased the car. He started a serious restoration project: chassis, coachwork, engine, interior and accessories all found themselves in a condition close to new. At this point, the original light blue metallic colour was replaced with a stunning orange livery. Once the work was completed, the car was sold in 2000 to Mr. Helm, who in turn sold it to Mr. Kohler in 2002. In 2004, its previous owner, a model enthusiast, brought the car to France. While the Mangusta has much to offer enthusiasts of Italian GT cars from the 1960s, the examples powered by the Ford V8 302 may appear a little subdued in character to some. For this reason the French owner approached the engine builder Roush, with a reputation for achieving success in competition in the US and for meticulous upgrading of the Ford V8 in collaboration with the company from Detroit. Roush's mechanical intervention on this car is impressive: a Ford V8 302 engine was rebored - the famous Stroker engines - increasing its capacity from 5-litres to 5.7-litres. This rebuild added special cylinder heads and flywheel in aluminium, as well as forged rods and pistons. The engine is fed by a Holley four-barrelled carburettor, and the engine cooling system - critical for the mid-engined Mangusta - improved significantly. A reinforced McLeod clutch was fitted to deal with the increase in power. The original ZF gearbox, able to cope with this increase in power, did not require any modification. When the work was completed, the engine was dyno-tested by the Roush team and recorded power of 420 bhp and torque of 60mkg, which must surely make this one of the most formidable Mangustas in the world.
This unique Mangusta will be delivered to the buyer with an impressive file detailing its history, and including a copy of the MA1266 factory record, a copy of the owner's manual, and a copy of the factory import document when it returned to Europe at the time.
This car undoubtedly constitutes one of the best " cocktails " of elegance, rarity and performance, in the closed circle of great GT cars. Its appearance, in a dazzling colour combination, is breathtaking. Its current owner, an important collector from the Cote D'Azur bought it in the Retromobile Artcurial auction in 2016. As a gentlemen driver he confirmed us that the car is stunning to drive. This is, as named by Classic Cars magazine, quite simply " The Wildest Mangusta ! "





Estimation 250 000 - 350 000 €

- Une des six dernières Mangusta
- Etat et performances hors du commun
- Historique limpide, connue comme "The wildest Mangusta "

Alessandro de Tomaso, un italo-argentin, fait ses débuts dans le sport automobile en tant que pilote tout d'abord, puis en construisant une Formule 1. Ces deux expériences ne se montrant pas à la hauteur de ses ambitions, il décide de se lancer dans la construction de voitures de Grand Tourisme. A l'époque, des firmes prestigieuses telles que Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini ou Iso, pour ne citer que les principales, occupent déjà le terrain, mais De Tomaso est ambitieux. Sa première réalisation sera la Mangusta. Afin de s'installer parmi les meilleurs, il confie le dessin de l'auto à Giugiaro, puis les carrosseries seront fabriquées chez Ghia. A l'image d'autres constructeurs de voitures sportives, il jette son dévolu sur le bloc Ford V8 289 ci, dont la puissance est portée à 310 ch. La voiture sera produite à 402 exemplaires de 1967 à 1971.
" SMA 1266 ", l'auto qui nous concerne aujourd'hui est une des six dernières produites. Le 21 mars 1971, prête à être exportée vers les USA - principal marché de la marque - elle est achetée par M. Herner, qui doit d'ailleurs - pour l'anecdote - s'acquitter d'un " confortable " supplément pour la rapatrier en Allemagne. Il ne parcourra que 3000 km à son volant, avant de la remiser dans son garage l'année suivante. Ce n'est qu'en 1996 que le spécialiste allemand de la marque, Roland Jaeckel acquiert l'auto. Il se lance alors dans une restauration extensive : châssis, carrosserie, mécanique, intérieur, accessoires se retrouvent dès lors dans une condition proche de celle d'une voiture neuve. A cette occasion, la couleur d'origine, un bleu clair métallisé est remplacée par une livrée orange du plus bel effet. Ces travaux étant terminés, la voiture est vendue en 2000 à M. Helm, qui la cède ensuite à M. Kohler en 2002. En 2004, son précédent propriétaire, passionné du modèle, la rapatrie en France. Jugeant que le nouveau V8 302 ci monté en remplacement du moteur d'origine n'offre pas suffisamment de performances, il s'adresse au motoriste Roush, particulièrement réputé pour les monstres roulant en NASCAR. Son intervention sur la partie mécanique est impressionnante : des culasses spéciales en aluminium sont montées, ainsi que des pistons et bielles forgés. Le moteur est alimenté par un carburateur quadruple corps Holley, le système de refroidissement amélioré et en toute logique est installé un embrayage McLeod renforcé. Depuis que ces modifications ont été effectuées, le moteur peut se targuer d'une puissance de 420 ch et d'un couple énorme de 60 mkg, ce qui en fait probablement l'une des plus redoutables De Tomaso Mangusta aujourd'hui.
Cette sublime Magusta sera délivrée à l'acheteur avec un dossier très imposant incluant son historique complet, une copie de la fiche d'usine de MA1266, une copie du manuel du propriétaire et la copie de la fiche d'importation d'usine lorsqu'elle était revenue en Europe à l'époque.
Cette voiture constitue sans aucun doute un des meilleurs " cocktails " élégance - rareté - performances dans le cercle fermé des grandes GT. Sa ligne est à couper le souffle avec une combinaison de couleurs des plus fulgurantes. Son propriétaire actuel, un grand collectionneur d'automobiles de la côte d'Azur qui a acheté la voiture en 2016 lors de la vente de Retromobile by Artcurial Motorcars, nous a confirmé que cette bombe était décidément bien " The Wildest Mangusta !


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