Brazilian Classic Cars

Survivor Or Restored? 1954 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

And now, time for something different. Not a barn find, not a muscle car, not a rare high dollar foreign wreck, not a custom, and not something indescribable. Nope, just a car, an ordinary mid-century four-door sedan in the… more»

Brazilian Sports Car: 1976 Volkswagen SP2

The SP2 was a sports car that was built largely for consumption in Brazil. They were produced by Volkswagen do Brasil between 1972-76 when that country was largely closed for imports. These cars are a rare find in the… more»

V6 Powered! 1958 Austin Healey Sprite

Be it a “Frogeye” Sprite or a “Bugeye” Sprite, it’s still an Austin Healey Sprite and it is one of the immediately more recognizable sports cars to emanate from Great Britain in the post-war years. This particular example, however,… more»

VW-Powered Kit Car: 1984 Puma GTC

Puma was a sports car manufacturer that built cars and trucks in Brazil from 1964 to 1999. One of its products was the GTC, which was the Spyder version of their GT coupe. Brazilian-made Puma’s used DKW engines at… more»

Brazilian Made Oddball: L’Automobile Ventura

Despite Volkswagens maintaining a consistent identity as an economy car for the masses, more than one company in Brazil set out to change that perception with sporting kit cars built on a Type 3 floorpan. While most of us… more»

Like-New 1981 Puma GTC

How cool is this? This rare 1981 Puma GTC is essentially a new car, having been purchased as a kit and never assembled until just recently. Everything on it is as-new, including the VW pan it’s based on. The… more»

Brazilian Survivor: 1982 Puma GTC Spyder

While it might not be perfect, this 1982 Puma GTC Spyder is a clean and tidy survivor that can be driven and enjoyed immediately. With warmer weather just around the corner, this could be the perfect car in which… more»

1979 Puma 1600 GTS Spider with 1,250 genuine miles

Even though it only shows around 2,000 kilometers on its odometer, this 1979 Puma GTS Spider is a widely-traveled vehicle. That’s because it has managed to find its way from its original home in Brazil, all the way to… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Motorcycles and Parts from the Georgia Collection

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here in Part I; here in Part II; and the latest… more»

Brazilian Beauty: 1984 Puma GTC

The owner of this 1984 Puma GTC refers to the fact that it was made in Brazil. This is a fact that can make some people scratch their heads, as many people are not aware that Brazil was once… more»

Easy Restoration: 1984 L’Automobile Ventura

While its name may give you the impression that this interesting little car hails from France, nothing could be further from the truth. The Ventura is a product of the L’Automobile company in Brazil. It is an unusual car… more»

Brazilian Beauty: 1976 Volkswagen SP2

For many fans of air-cooled Volkswagens, the SP2 is a vehicle of lore. VW manufactured and sold this vehicle in Brazil, and it was available exclusively for the country’s market. With that being said, this fully restored SP2 is… more»

Brazilian Import: 1988 Volkswagen Fox

This Fox, located in Great Barrington, MA is in surprisingly good condition for a 1980’s northeastern VW. Turns out it spent most of its life housed in a garage in Atlanta. That explains the rust free exterior and shiny… more»

Here’s Your Chance To Buy An Affordable Cobra!

It’s amazing how a “new” Cobra kit car can look like the real thing when it’s rolled out of the garage in dusty, faded glory. This is an unfinished example that the seller is admitting he won’t get around… more»

Head Turner: 1982 Puma Coupe

The seller of this 1980 Puma Coupe is speaking very directly to me in his listing, as he references an impending expansion to his family as a reason for moving this rare VW-based creation on. That’t not entirely my… more»

No Reserve! Low Mileage 1983 Puma GTC

After having a delightful conversation with the seller of this rare 1983 Puma GTC I’m even more excited that it’s on Barn Finds. The no-reserve auction listing can be found here on eBay, where bidding seems incredibly low to me… more»