Expert Auto Appraisals performed a pre purchase inspection on this 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta in Tampa, FL. This was the subject of an older restoration and now showing some age. Overall, I found the example to be a sound car with original engine and transaxle that ran and drove well. However, my clients end game was to return the car to original specifications and finishes. As a result, this was car that a proper restoration could return the vehicle to a high quality example. My services did assist with my client putting a deal together with the selling dealer.
De Tomaso made only 401 Mangusta’s over a three year run. About 250 of the cars came to the US market. De Tomaso built the US market cars with a 302 and a 5 Speed ZF Transaxle. Similarly, a more potent 289 was fitted into the the European market cars. Interestingly, De Tomaso built one car equipped with a Chevrolet motor built for General Motors Executive, Bill Mitchell. It is believed through the registries that follow the cars, that approximately 250 of these cars exist today. I have had the good fortune of appraising and inspecting several of these remaining examples. When going thru the paperwork work on this car, I found this from cartoonist Charles Schultz.
De Tomaso Inspection and Appraisal
Expert Auto Appraisals performed an inspection on this De Tomaso De Tomaso Mangusta in Florida. I have performed several inspections on vintage De Tomaso cars including Mangusta, Pantera, GTS, Longchamp, and Deauville. In conclusion, this experience brings expertise to the inspection of an early De Tomaso model.
Expert Auto Appraisals preforms Appraisals and Pre Purchase Inspections on all types of vehicles throughout the United States. Our regular service area being Florida. I travel extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. If you are considering the purchase of a special interest car, contact me to inspect the vehicle for you. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.