Un-freaking-believable!

I took on a cabin restoration last winter and even though I outsourced the leather work I still have plenty of scars to show for it.

Your workmanship is to be commended. This Goose probably didn't look this good coming out of the factory!

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Thanks again for all your nice comments guys. I really didn't want this car to leave my workshop. I would love to own a Mangusta but would never sell my Pantera.
I was lucky enough to be asked to appraise a different Mangusta in Rome in March of 2009. I advised my friend to buy the car and I drove it 1300 miles back to England. What a fantastic trip! The car was so original it had never even had a tyre change! - it was still on it's first set, Pirelli Cinturatos.

What I would really like is to find a very old man with a Miura that want's it retrimmed. I figure if I could stall him for long enough he would eventually stop calling. When his widow shows up at my workshop I would say Miura? what Miura? ohhhh, you must mean Marina.., yes of course, I will just grab the keys..

Johnny
I went through this thread with all the wonderful pictures and had to comment.

Beautiful work! The real beauty of it is how everything looks like they belong. Way better than factory.
Not a lot to add that hasn't already been said. Congrats, Johnny, on a fantastic result. I'd bet that are few Geese in the world that have had such attention to detail lavished upon them, and Taz can be quite proud to have a very special Mangusta. And you can be very proud to have created it.

Don't worry about your head not fitting through the door - we'll slap you a couple times and push you through in Spa in June!!
This car was owned many years ago by Norman Ashton. This was a picture from a UK Detomaso meet, Bruntingthorpe maybe. Norman had rebuilt the engine a few days previously and an oil line came loose during some laps. The resulting flames followed us for quite a distance.
After this the car was painted red.

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The rear light lenses got a bit cooked..
It is great to see the car looking so good.
Magnificent job Johnny!

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Note the left-for-right header swap that avoids having to run the pipes thru the rear suspension. Ya do need to bore a couple of outlet holes. In the old days, we called such pipes "zoomies". First saw this on a CA friend's Goose (now in AZ) and he never had any clearance or routing problems.
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