Saturday, April 13, 2019

1984 Puma GTC

Puma was a Brazilian sports car company that made a number of cars based on DKW and VW platforms and later using Chevy parts. While some were sold as kits, most Pumas were sold as fully assembled automobiles.

This one is based on air-cooled VW running gear.

The body is what makes the Puma special. There were many VW based sports cars and kits produced in the sixties and seventies. Most were gimmicky looking cars and some were just downright ugly. This is not that case with the Puma. The Puma is a beautifully styled car that could have come from any of the famous Italian design houses.

According to the website Sur Volky Club, "Pumas were sporadically imported to the U.S. during the 1970's and 1980's. Although the Puma was not designed as a kit car, the cars were imported in kit form. The "kit" was actually a complete car less the front suspension, transaxle, engine, wheels, and tires. The missing components were available from the distributor, or the buyer could supply the needed parts. Less restrictive regulations permitted the importation and marketing of complete cars in Canada."

The seller of this Puma doesn't offer many details in his ad, but based on the pictures, it looks to be in very nice shape.

If you're looking for a rare, good looking car with readily available mechanical parts, this Puma would be worth checking out.

Located in the "northwest suburbs" of Chicago, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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