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I went to see the goose that was for sale on ebay, it is about 10 min from my house. Wow, it is really orginal. I checked with Santiago and he confirmed that they have it being owned by a guy in PA. According to the sales guy, it is headed to Europe. It has an original tool kit, which i have never seen. we only had the pantera ones when I worked in the parts department. He sent me a link to pictures, but I want to get permission to share them.

hi william,

1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

Serial No. 8MA716

Orange with black

6,721 miles from new

one owner since new

all original, including tires. (wipers and battery changed.)

delivered new at Auto Engineering, Lexington, MA

Ferrari 275GTB used as trade/payment.

Original owner’s manual and tool roll.

100% original and unrestored

One of 401 Mangusta manufactured between 1967 – 1971

5.0l Ford V8 (302ci)

ZF 5 speed transmission

Campagnolo alloy wheels

disc brakes

Dunlop SP tires (original)
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I can go and see if they will put it on a lift. Can you all tell me what pictures you would like.

The guy told me that the car was not going to Europe for a couple of weeks. I have also heard that deals have been falling through because the EURO/Dollar and the fees for registration.

William, as you may know, I have a later Mangusta (number 1114) and my interest is in knowing as much as possible what an unaltered car looks like in as many areas (and as much detail) as possible. I have been gathering and keeping reference copies of every Goose image I can find so that when I have the time to restore my car, I can make it as accurate and detailed as possible.

Mine has had some iffy repairs and a horrible repaint, but is otherwise fairly complete, rust-free and original, for which I am thankful. I am missing some silly things like the drivers-side door glass, the original air cleaner assembly, the Mangusta script, tool kit/jack and parking brake cables. There might be more, which is where detailed images are such a big help.

If you think you can get more images, please let me know as I am sure I am not along in my appreciation for your efforts!


William, Mark,

This car truly is one of the survivors, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is the only one. There has been at least one other car that has some ridiculous low mileage on it....

This was one of the first Mangustas I ever saw, after I bought mine back in 96. I had been to Philly for some training and ended up driving out to see this car in NW PA.... Quite a drive. Quite a car!!! I shot a couple rolls of film...(pre-digital cameras!) and should have shot several more!!! DUH! I was sorta awestruck and totally forgot what I was doing......

The car only suffered from one thing. Lack of use. The stuff that you normally touch and leave residue on was all decaying. Seats were growing a sort of fuzz, and the interior chrome bits were getting that white crazing going on. It needed to be heated up to keep this from happening, plus a few hours of detail work at that time, to prevent it from getting worse.

I thought I had a picture of a picture of the tool kit.....but can't seem to find it. Must be on my machine at work....hate this too many pictures thing!

I'll see if I can post it later.

Another thing that I NEVER got the chance to take a shot of was the skid plate that was on this car. Owner had claimed that his delivery of the car was delayed "until the factory skid plate could be fitted" or some such nonsense. If they were really a factory item, more cars would have them on!!! I think that the dealer must have taken it for a drive on Philly streets and scraped....and either were fabbing up a skid plate, or fixing something perhaps!!! Either way, I totally forgot to take a picture of it.....duh! I fixed mine by replacing all the crap stock shocks with modern QA1/Carerra versions. MUCH more confidence at road/bridge joints now!

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