Last Call- Devolved Deauville Edition

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Do you remember the attempt to resurrect the de Tomaso brand a couple of years back with a Deauville rehash that looked like a Ford Fusion with the mumps? Well, that atrocity  wasn’t the first to sully the Deauville name, as this one-off Giardinetta version built for Mrs. de Tomaso proves. 

Image source: [PanteraAustralia]

15 Comments

    1. I've never really understood how the Honda Deaville recieves such a panning for its boringness. OK, compared to the crotch rockets of this world it's not very invigorating, but it's a damn sight more accelerative than most cars. It's like saying swordfighting with a cutlass is boring compared to swordfighting with daggers.
      That's my terrible analogy of the day.

      1. I'm not a sportbike guy, but this is just about as boring as a motorcycle gets, somnolent exhaust note included. Yes, it's quite competent as a means of transportation, but nothing about it raises my pulse. The Tupperware-suppository appearance certainly doesn't help matters any. It's also unbelievably cramped for someone with long(ish) legs. Honda has & does build some fantastic motorcycles, but this is not one of them.

  1. So am I the only one here that actually likes this? Sure, the styling is a little clunky and it reminds me more of a Saturn SW2 than a Pantera, but I'm still strangely attracted to it.

    1. Whew! I thought I was weird for really liking this. It's got a nice stance and I love the wheels, I'd rock it.

      1. It's a De Tomaso (later Qvale) Mangusta, it was its own platform. Later MG bought it and re-engineered it into the MG XPower SV.

  2. I dunno, I can dig it. Anything that weird from such a low-production manufacturer's got style and cred in my book, and it's a custom shooting brake to boot.

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