The DeTomaso Mangusta is very much the forgotten Italian supercar, living in the shadow of the younger and more ubiquitous Pantera. Using exclusive and rare interviews with the engineers, test drivers and factory personnel at the time, Eau Rouge bring you an unrivalled insight into this exciting, yet complex car. Available in standard and collector edition formats with exciting multimedia features, this book is an important addition to any automotive enthusiast’s library.
De Tomaso Mangusta by Marc Sonnery & Doug Blair
Modena’s fourth most famous sports car manufacturer, the firm founded by the late and tempestuous Argentine Alessandro, is also the one that has received the least coverage by far and been the subject of the fewest books.
Invariably these volumes have been mostly about the Pantera, leaving just a few vague pages for its predecessor, de Tomaso’s first volume production car, the Mangusta, introduced in 1966.
There is little doubt that it was the least documented Modenese sports car…until now.
Author Marc Sonnery has interviewed many survivors of the saga in four languages, be they ex-factory employees, members of the de Tomaso family, importers, dealers, journalists, owners and, looking into the future, restorers. He and Doug Blair have gathered an unprecedented archive of never seen before period photos as well as recently commissioned photo shoots of very original or correctly restored Mangustas. All factory documentation is reproduced, while driving impressions, pre-purchase inspection tips and restoration advice are also included.
Finally a register of Mangustas gives a very good understanding of how many remain and where they are.
In short, not just the only Mangusta book, but more importantly the definitive Mangusta book.