DE TOMASO VALLELUNGA
(Factory Competition Model)
Country of Manufacture: Italy Vin
Model Type: 2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Ghia (Giugiaro)
Engine: Ford Kent Inline 4 Cylinder enlarged to 1600cc.
Horsepower: 135 bhp
Torque: Unknown for this competition car. The standard
production model delivered 128 lb at 3600 rpm.
Transmission: Hewland 5-speed mounted in VW case turned
around for mid engine placement
Front- Independent. Unequal length upper and lower A arms,
coil springs, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Rear- Independent. Single upper arm, reversed lower A arms,
trailing links, coil springs, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Front- 9.9 inch discs
Rear- 9.6 inch discs
Top Speed: Unknown for this competition car. The standard
production model is quoted as 130 mph.
History: Alejandro De Tomaso was an Argentinean who
migrated to Italy in the fifties to race OSCAs. After
his relationship with OSCA ended in the early sixties, he
began producing his own line of rather inventive racecars,
ranging from the small formulas to a sports racer with a cast
monocoque chassis to Grand Prix machines. The Vallelunga was
his first street car, although the underpinnings were pure
racecar for the era. Subsequent cars by De Tomaso were the
Mangusta and various versions of the Pantera.
Production: A total of 58 cars were produced. This
figure includes 3 alloy bodied pre-production cars, 50 fiberglass
bodied cars, plus 5 competition cars of which this car is
one. This car was used for hill climbing events in Spain before
being brought to the US. This factory-prepared racecar has
an enlarged 1600cc engine, Cosworth heads, dual Weber 40DCOE2
carburetors, flared fenders and wider wheels. It weighs just
This car took third place in its class when shown
at Pebble Beach in 1990.
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