Odd Goose Option

Mangustas as Ghiblis (for the most part) left the factory without exterior mirrors and radios (therefore speakers and antennas as well)

There are a few Mangustas with this particular electric model in that particular location. They may have been sold by the same distributor
Here is a bit stranger, an interior valance in the rear engine area, covering over the AC condenser. The workmanship was actually very good, fabricated out of aluminum it looked almost factory...but interfered with the spare location.

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Originally posted by Denis C:
Mangustas as Ghiblis (for the most part) left the factory without exterior mirrors and radios (therefore speakers and antennas as well)


Only somewhat standard item has been the Becker radio as it seems many European distributors were using that brand. There are NO standard speakers in any standard location.
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Originally posted by LeeA:
Here is a bit stranger, an interior valance in the rear engine area, covering over the AC condenser. The workmanship was actually very good, fabricated out of aluminum it looked almost factory...but interfered with the spare location.



Lee , Unusual to say the least, I have seen where the wind tunnel test shows air flow not as what one wold expect, The air tubes pic up the ait in a cool low pressure area on the back of the wings
You new guys haven't SEEN a cut-up Mangusta until you reference 8MA0844- also known as the original 'Odd Goose'. This poor machine was modified by a CA dentist in the '80s with a 12" extended nose, Buick lights, chrome wheel covers metal-screwed to the magnesium Campys and an interior beyond description. Hopefully whoever bought it spent the many thousands it would have taken to put it back to Giugiaro's original.

I knew the young owner who bought it at the departed dentist's estate auction for a smile & a handshake, and I was sorry I couldn't afford to rescue it when he blew the engine & sold it even cheaper.
Bosswrench, thanks--I remember that car from probably the late 1980's or early 90's, I think it was in a Pantera International. t least, I vaguely remember now that the dash and all gauges were replaced...and that the outside of the car barely looked like a Goose. It was a complete reinvention of the car.
And I've wondered these last few years why no mention of it, even on Provamo...Lee
The guy that ended up with the Buick GOose, showed up at one of our club meetings some 10-15 years back with the story the he had acquired the car........ and that's about where the story ended! Not a peep out of the guy since then.....

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"...as long as a man built it...another can fix it!" (as any Jag owner?? Smiler Smiler Smiler )
...found it, summer of 1992 Pantera International number 71 (the Mangusta edition...).. Hope I'm forgiven for using the photo, and lucky that PI had back-copies. Key enhancements for the Doctor's goose;
- extended 14" on the front, Corvette headlights.
- power steering added, AC condenser moved to the front.
- dash is from a '68 Buick Riviera
- taillights are modified, something kind of like a 60's Cougar.

No chassis number is mentioned, but the article refers to this as a 1971 car (and the brake is floor mounted, as late cars were...).

...let he of you without sin against originality, cast the first stone Wink . Incredible amount of work done on this car, all in all it would be a shame if it were Not getting driven...Lee

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The most modified Mangusta is 8MA800, the one shown at Concorso in 2010

Frankly, that's not even a Mangusta. I believe the RS Corsa Spyder to be a custom 1-off car with a Mangusta serial number sectioned into the chassis. Who knows where the real 8MA800 is?! Now that Mangusta prices have gone through the roof, maybe it will show up fully restored, but missing one of it's serial number stampings, similar to all the duplicate vintage Ferrari's that now exist that were built from the remains of the wrecked cars.

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Same thing happened when prices for 'old, worn out, uncompetitive race cars' like the GT-40 spiked in the late '70s. The critical number seems to be sales prices in the mid-6-figures that draws out the scam artists and metal magicians. Nice looking roadster but as you said, NOT a Mangusta.

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