I wasn't going to tell anyone but I was really interested in the Red Mangusta at P.I. even test drove the car. I didn't think I would fit at 6'-2" however I felt more at home in it than being in my Pantera. Everything was perfect with the car so I made an offer. Next thing I know I'm in a bidding war with another bidder trying to buy this car. Well at 120K I said screw this I'm out. Already having second thoughts about it.
I initially bought my Mangusta as an investment, although she has since become part of the family as with my other cars. Actually my wife loves the car more than I do and has laid claim to it. I always monitor the markets both for an investment view and also to make changes in my insurance agreed values as the marquee value seems to be on a yearly rise.
Mark, is this the same Mangusta that was just recently on sale at P.I. for $69k that you are talking about? :
markcharltonOld enough to know better and still young enough not to care. My '71 Pantera
Mark, when you find other Mangustas that don't fit your needs, please remember to think of me. I don't mind repainting (although i HATE RUST), but I must say for $85K, I'd like to have a car that didn't look like a pumpkin puked inside it.
Hey, I have a friend in the Bay Area who is selling an early 69 mangusta, it is apparently the 7th one built, that has louvers instead of wire in the rear valance, apparently a very early prototype or something... it was in a accident and restored by Gary Hall some 3000 miles ago and apparently the insurance company gave it a salvage title, bummer. but the pictures and history of the accident don't seem to justify salvage, It's very clean, fresh engine I think also it is saphire black. with black interior. I think they were asking around 65k Daniel
You guys are to nice! I was waiting for everybody to rip in to me for wanting to buy a Mangusta for almost twice what it was advertised for. Truth be told I didn't drive or make an offer on that Mangusta. But if I did buy or sell it I probably wouldn't want to make my deal public. In the past I have overpaid for more than one car, however I have no regrets about buying any of them.
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