Started on Aug. 28 by orphancars

1977 Other Puma GTE


Puma is a Brazilian sports car. Don’t know what happened, but one day I woke up and decided I wanted, no, needed an aircooled car. After getting discouraged by the high prices of pre-57 beetles with more rust than I wanted to deal with, I added the Puma as the third car in the Orphancar garage. It is all VW underneath — modified Brasilia pan, Ghia front brakes, and currently a 1776 out back. Plans for the Puma are to get rid of the 70’s era Kermit the Frog green paint, replace the swing axle suspension with bits from a Porsche 944, Fuchs wheels , and a 2110 or larger motor……maybe swap in a Type IV if I can find one already built!

Latest updates
Nov. 09
Work begins!

Well, with the TVR in the shop getting a cage, chassis, and headers done, I …

Sept. 17
Puma Interior

Woody — because you asked for it :-) This was as-delivered — I put the …

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