It was pretty much unavoidable that the DeTomaso Vallelunga would be built in little numbers, since it was a high priced and compromised device from an unknown model. By the time the remaining Vallelunga was produced in 1965, just 50 experienced been manufactured by Ghia alongside with three aluminum-bodied protoypes and 5 alloy-bodied competitors autos.
Just a person of the Vallelungas produced was correct-hand drive and it was produced for Colonel Ronnie Hoare, Ferrari importer for the U.K. His strategy was to healthy a 148-hp Lotus twin-cam motor to create a genuine pocket-sized road rocket, but he found the Vallelunga simply just far too beneath-produced to be practical. He then bought the motor vehicle on in 1970, by which point DeTomaso was on the verge of unveiling his very best-known automobile, the Pantera.
Exceptional and obscure, Vallelungas are the most precious automobiles in the DeTomaso legacy. Nevertheless a museum-grade