I thought you might be interested in what I have been up to in the workshop recently. 1971 Mangusta 8MA-1294.
One of the last Mangustas built, this car was raced extensively in the 80's with great success. In the 90's, it was detuned and used as a road car retaining it's full roll cage.
It's current owner, Taz Zembashis, bought the car with the intention of restoring it and converting it back for road use, whilst at the same time retaining it's AP racing brakes and bonnet vents.
I was asked to retrim the interior and fabricate all the missing bits. Taz chose the paint and leather colours and left the rest to me. In fact he gave me a free hand to do what ever I felt was appropriate! Along the way, I changed a few things in an effort to improve the quality of the interior as a whole. My overall aim, however, was to make any such improvements / modifications appear original, or at least in keeping with the era of the car.
First pic (Race car)
8MA-1294 in it's racing days.