This is a 1969 build date 4-headlight Mangusta model.

Color = Green Pea
Engine: 302 Ford V8

Reputedly converted for racing in the US.

From Steve Thornton

In the late 1970’s, I bought Mangusta 8MA758 as a race car, one of only 2 Mangustas professionally raced. Several years later I sold it to a dealer named Guy Anderson in Atlanta, GA,

When I bought the car it come with 2 Bud Moore Ford 302 high port head engines with a Weaver Brothers dry sump system attached to a 20 quart tank. A custom built ATL fuel cell was under the hood. The suspension was replaced with heim joints and large tubing with a roll cage from front to rear.

One of the first things we did was to remove all of the front fender sheet metal support and sit on the leading edge of the fenders to change the aerodynamics. We looked at photos of the car on a race track from the owner I bought it from and saw how high the nose was vs. the rear. We built a new air dam, improved the oil cooler performance, built a rear wing and went to wider rims and tires.

It held the track record for 2 years at Charlotte Motor Speedway, using the road course. Top speed was over 210mph. We raced it in IMSA and SCCA.

Sold to Mike Parsley, Sussex, UK.
1990′s sold to Philippe Olczyk / VDV Grant, Brussels, Belgium.
Colour changed from white with blue stripes to blue with white stripes.
Advertised for sale in Classic & Sportscar magazine.
2002-06 advertised for sale by VDV Grant, Brussels, Belgium

This 1969 Mangusta was race-prepared by a car dealer in Atlanta, Georgia for competition in IMSA. It was powered by a Ford Formula 5000 engine, with four-bolt main bearings, a forged crankshaft, roller camshaft, competition cylinder heads, dry sump, and a Shelby Weber induction system. Originally white with two thin blue stripes, it was repainted blue with white stripes, and was for sale in Belgium.


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