- Body Type: Convertible
- 23,035 Km
- Year Built: 2000
- Trans: Manual
- Ext color: Grigio Chiaro Metallic
- Int color: Black
320 bhp, 4,601 cc DOHC Ford V-8 engine, five-speed BorgWarner T45 manual transmission, front and rear double-wishbone suspension, and four-wheel Brembo disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,670 mm
Inspired by the United Kingdom’s TVR, Alejandro de Tomasso teamed up with noted ex-Lamborghini and Maserati designer Marcello Gandini to create a new, bespoke coupé with a removable three-position fixed/targa/convertible roof, which was initially called the Biguà.
The coupé, powered by Ford Motor Company’s then-new modular 4.6-litre V-8 engine, rode on a chassis penned by former Formula One designer Enrique Scalabroni, and its high-tech resin transfer moulding body panels put the Biguà in the company of the Alfa Romeo SZ and Lotus Elan M100.
With volume in mind, de Tomaso teamed up with Maserati’s North American importer, Bruce Qvale (son of imported car legend Kjell Qvale), to sell the car in the United States. However, the two sides had a falling out that subsequently saw the sporty car renamed to Qvale Mangusta before it went on sale in 2000.
This 2000 Qvale Mangusta is resplendent in Grigio Chiaro Metallic over Black leather, it is accompanied by its original leather wallet and servicebook, showing 14,313 mi on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.