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RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR

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Manufacturer: De Tomaso
Model: Mangusta
Year: 2001
Type: Hardtop/ Convertible/ Targa
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 16,432
Engine: V8 automatic 4.6L w/ an European Ford drive train
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Safety Features: Michelin Z-Rated Tires, Brembo Brakes, Electronic Push Button Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Trim: 3 CARS IN 1
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR for sale

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  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR
  • RARE ITALIAN YELLOW COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/TARGA EXOTIC CAR


Qvale Mangusta for sale!


1 of 284 produced and 1 of the 55 automatics that were made.


Three Cars in One

The Qvale Mangusta is the only car in its class that provides the driver a true convertible experience as the unique. three position "Rototop" transforms the car from:

a standard hardtop Coupe to a Targa to a Cabriolet: a retractable hardtop convertible

If you like owning and driving a powerful. responsive. and unique car that gets people's attention and has raw performance. this high quality. totally hand-built Qvale Mangusta (kah-VAH-lee mahn-GOO-sta) is a “must see. " Check out the link below to see a youtube video.

http://youtu. be/8L1fFwWYc1M


I offer this hand built 2001 Qvale Mangusta for sale.

This 2001 Qvale Mangusta has only 16. 32 miles on the odometer and features an ultra-rare automatic transmission. Qvale hand built the Mangusta in Modena Italy employing old World Italian craftsmanship. This particular example is finished in Tigre yellow with black interior. The unique Roto-Top allows for the Mangusta to be enjoyed as a fixed-roof coupe. Targa or Convertible. offering the utmost in comfort for auto enthusiasts of all types. High end materials are found throughout this limited production vehicle. This exotic care is equipped with a European Ford drive train V8 4. 6L engine supplying the power. This car is equipped with a new in dash touch screen cd/dvd player. as well as hand free Bluetooth radio. A 5 channel amplifier with a subwoofer has been added to the existing Nakamichi speakers and sounds wonderfully clear and crisp. Brand new Michelin z-rated tires were placed on about 1000 miles ago. This car gets more attention at car shows than any of the other vehicles. I hate to part with it but I just have too many toys. This car can be checked out at a local ford dealer at the buyers request to verify condition. Good luck finding one in this good of shape! A total of 284 Mangustas were delivered new. making these a true limited production vehicle.


Features of the Qvale Mangusta


Built in Modena. Italy -- where Ferraris. Lamborghinis and Maseratis are built Rare: only 284 ever produced worldwide Driver and front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system All leather interior with articulated sport seats (6-way power adjust driver) Air conditioning Nakamichi speakers In dash touch screen radio with hands free Bluetooth 5 channel amp with subwoofer power exterior mirrors Power windows and door locks Adjustable steering column Fog lamps Courtesy lighting Centralized locking system Anti-theft alarm Completely hand-built The exterior body is constructed from composites using a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process 3-in-1 sports car. Four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower wishbones Cast aluminum Antera wheels with locking wheel nuts Michelin z-rated tires Brembo ventilated discs on all wheels with ABS and traction control a 4. 6L V8 european ford drive train EPA mileage: 17 city / 26 highway


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Articles:

Ben Hewitt of AmericanWayMag. com wrote in his "Sexy Beasts" article:
"…By stuffing a 320-horsepower Ford-built motor into an Italian chassis. Qvale (say "kah-vah-lee") delivers a car capable of running neck and neck with pure-bred Italian supercars. at less than half the price… it's the perfect car for drivers who demand exclusivity but don't have three-quarters of a million dollars to buy it. In fact. the Mangusta is a far rarer beast than any Ferrari… And when mechanical maladies rear their ugly heads. a quick (and relatively inexpensive) visit to your local Ford dealer should set things straight. "

In 2004. Michael Frank of Forbes. com wrote:
"Ferrari sold 1. 00 cars in the United States last year. a near record annual sales figure for the exotic Italian carmaker. That explains why Ferraris continue to be exceedingly rare automobiles. and this level or rarity. should you be lucky enough to own one. also explains why other drivers gawk… Then again. if you were one of only 200 buyers last year who bought the Qvale Mangusta. you could bet both the purchase price and the value of your mortgage on the fact that other drivers will chase you to the gas station and tailgate you on the highway. just trying to get a closer look at this rarer-than-a-Ferrari street rod. "


 


A Little History

What's in a Name?

Mangusta. Italian for mongoose. was the name de Tomaso gave in 1966 to an earlier version he built to compete with another exotic Ford-powered sports car of the era. the Shelby Cobra. De Tomaso chose the name because the agile. ferret-size mammal is very good at catching cobras and eating them. And. ironically. like a mongoose that has swallowed a cobra. this second generation Mangusta has a Ford Cobra power-train inside.


The Mangusta's Famous Designers

The design for this Mangusta derives from:

The concept and original ownership of the production rights by legendary Formula-One auto racer and automobile builder. Alejandro de Tomaso The body styling by world-famous Italian automotive designer Marcello Gandini The galvanized boxed alloy steel chassis design by legendary Formula-One designer. Enrique Scalabroni

All of which was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.


Alejandro de Tomaso

De Tomaso. 1928-2003. was a racing driver and industrialist from Argentina. In 1955. he fled from Argentina and settled in Modina. Italy. where he became a racing driver for Maserati and O. S. C. A.

In 1959. de Tomaso founded De Tomaso Automobili. an Italian sports car company. Some of De Tomaso's high-performance sports cars include the:

Mangusta Vallelunga Pantera Deauville Longchamp -- which later formed the basis for the Maserati Kyalami Guarà


Marcello Gandini

Gandini. born in Italy in 1938. was nominated for Car Designer of the Century in 2009. In 1965. he began his 14 year tenure with Italy's Gruppo Bertone automotive company. There. he created the Stile Bertone and served as general manager of the styling house. Gandini left Bertone in 1980 to pursue freelance automotive. industrial and interior design.

Some of the classic automobiles designed by Gandini include:

Alfa Romeo: Montreal and 33 Carabo BMW 5 Series (first generation) Bugatti EB110 Citroën BX Cizeta Moroder V16T De Tomaso: Biguà and Pantera 90 Si – once owned by Elvis Presley Ferrari Dino 308GT4 Fiat: 132 and X1/9 Iso Lele Lamborghini: Countach. Diablo. Espada. Jarama. Miura and Urraco Lancia Stratos Maserati: Khamsin. Ghibli. Quattroporte IV (1994–2001) and Shamal Renault 5 Supercinq Qvale Mangusta


Enrique Scalabroni

Scalabroni. born in Argentina in 1949. was an Argentinian racing driver. technical director and team racing boss. He studied mechanical engineering at the Buenos Aires Technological University before being recruited by the Formula Fama team in 1975. In Argentina. he worked for other official teams and designed small single seaters for himself. Formula Renault and national F2.


Formula One (F1)

In 1982. Scalabroni moved to Europe. At Dallara Automobili group. he designed the company's first wind tunnel and one of the pioneer monocoque chassis for small single seaters. a trend setting Formula 3 car.

In 1985. Williams F1 recruited Scalabroni. He later became their Principal Designer. While there. he contributed a substantial part of the six-speed sequential gearbox design that Williams pioneered for F1 racing. His design was critical in the development of Honda's FW11 and FW11B that won the F1 World Constructors Championships in 1986 and 1987.

In 1989. Scalabroni joined Ferrari as chassis and aerodynamics Chief Designer. Cars Scalabroni worked on won several races and took second in the Constructors Championship.


The Mangusta

In 1991. the Lotus F1 Team recruited him as their Chief Designer. During this time. Scalabroni was also a consultant for De Tomaso Guará in charge of chassis and suspension design. His work included the Bigua development; this later became known as the Qvale Mangusta after De Tomaso sold the firm's assets to new American investors.

De Tomaso ultimately sold the production rights to Qvale. The majority of these cars were sold in the United States. The Mangusta is a limited number sports car built from 2000 to 2002 in Modena. Italy. by the Qvale brothers of San Francisco.


 


 


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