October 16, 2021

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The valley?  The Brazilian Puma GT Corolla is advertised in the US for 0km

The valley? The Brazilian Puma GT Corolla is advertised in the US for 0km

From time to time, the best cars of Brazilian brands appear all over the world, despite their low production and relatively advanced age, it is rare to see them even in their homeland.

This is the case for a Puma GT that sells for $ 20,500 in the United States, which is about $ 110,000 in direct conversion or the price charged in that country for a new Toyota Corolla. The national sports car was exported to the United States even when it was online.

This car is based in Florida, according to the Cool Cars for Sale website, which can be sold anywhere in the world with shipping and customs duties.

Image: Reproduction

According to the ad, this model is the 1979 model year with white paint configuration and gray painted interior. According to the description, the car comes with air conditioning, sound system and electric windows – the last two items are not original.

In addition, it received a support for the door cover to receive speakers, which was not part of the original model. The odometer seems to point to something over an area of ​​90,000 km and has not been converted to US standards for miles.

There are no details on the dynamics, but the respective description suggests that they are “functional” and original: this means maintenance of the VW Beatle 1.6 air-cooled engine with a rear associated with a four-speed manual gearbox. -Wheel driver.

Puma GT 1979 - Breeding - Breeding
Image: Reproduction

From the pictures, you can see that the sound system installed in the car is not from the time when Puma was newly sold, but rather very modern including a small retractable screen. It is a DVD player that was very successful in the first half of the 2000s, at least here in Brazil.

For those who don’t remember, most of the current versions of the Puma were created using the architecture and power rail of the Volkswagen Beetle. One of the most notable incarnations of the Fastback with another platform is the GDP, which uses a Chevrolet Opal mechanics with a 2.5 four-cylinder or 4.1 six-cylinder engine.

Puma GT 1979 - Breeding - Breeding
Image: Reproduction

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