- This is a very original and complete Mangusta. It
is low mileage and a reasonably good driver.
- Sadly, this car has rust and it is shown in some of
the pictures. The areas of concern are both sides of the car in the
rocker panel area, quarter panels and the lower portions of the
doors, both inside and out. These areas are repairable. We observed
rust in the rear storage compartment on the driver's side and under
the front hood. There is rust under the gas tank and some minor rust
in the under-carriage.
- The pluses of this car are the very original
condition, very good interior, gauges and switches. The car runs
very nicely and has had servicing recently, including a replacement
carburetor and A/C service. The A/C actually works along with
windows, horn and lights.
- A Mangusta is an automobile that is prone to
rusting. This car is typical of an unrestored car that had water or
moisture trapped in the body. It is repairable but it is not a
repair for the back yard mechanic. Likewise, once having been
repaired, this car is certain to be a great investment that had
appreciated substantially in the last 12 months and is expected to
finally begin soaring.
- There have been 3 recent Mangusta sales in the
$70,000-$88,000.00 range. These were restored cars.
- This car is a driver and can be put to use
immediately. No, it is not ready to win a concours, not even the
wash and wax class. However, this car is a winner in that there were
only 401 of them made and will always draw attention, generally more
attention than a Pantera.
- We would like to see this car stripped to bare
metal and fully restored to Concours standards or at the least, have
the rust repaired to improve its cosmetic appearance. We can assist
the new buyer with any of these services.
- This car is not recommended for any enthusiast who
has never restored a car or been exposed to a collector car that is
- This Mangusta is Sold