In a message dated 10/17/2000 7:52:29 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Qvale Mangusta parked near the security trailer. It is a Ford
powered Italian job. I was told that DeTomaso has something to do with it.
Anybody know anything about this car?
There is a Qvale race car that runs in the ALMS and I know that Kjell Qvale
had a hand in the design of Laguna Seca and was the first MG dealer in
I've never heard of them producing a street car though.
So far a web search has not turned up anything on this particular car.
Larry Miller >>
I don't know anything about the Qvale connection, but the DeTomaso Mangusta
was one cool car. Saw my first, and only parked at a returant outside Love
Field in Dallas in the late 60's...Four college students on the way in to
have a late breakfast hangover cure and we stopped to give it a look see and
Road and Track tested one. I seem to remember something about cruising at
120 MPH in Nevada and having a Porsche 911 catch up and flash it's headlights
to pass, so they dropped it into 3rd gear and left the Porsche behind. Top
speed was over 170 I beleive.
One more dream car. 351 Ford Cleveland if memory serves.