Out and about in a De Tomaso MangustaS

It’s rare to see this ‘60s gem of Argentine-American-Italian supercar design out in the wild, and it’s not hard to see why: the 5.0-liter Ford V8 turns the cabin into a furnace, you can’t see a thing out back, and the car’s weight distribution suggests it’s a love child of an anvil and a male peacock’s tail feather.

All the more reason to admire the rare owner who does not let his Mangusta oxidize to death in a garage and braves the Zeppelin-esque front-end lift to combine a Sunday drive with a history lesson for onlookers. Thank you, anonymous owner. Life can’t be all Miuras and GTO’s, can it?

Photo by Chris Wevers