Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Brazilian VeeDub: 1984 Ventura Coupe

The Ventura was a fiberglass rebody of a Volkswagen from Brazil --- similar in concept, spirit, and styling to the awesome Puma.  I don't think I've ever seen another for sale, but this one is offered from an estate/garage sale.  Find this 1984 Ventura Coupe offered for an undisclosed amount of cash, located in Western Massachusetts via craigslist.  Tip from Anthony.


The occasional Puma appears on a craigslist in the USA, but this is the first Ventura that I've seen and info on these things is limited with the best info coming from a site that was last updated in 2007.  Apparently the Puma used a Beetle style engine with cooling fan, but the Ventura used a pancake setup like a Type 3 under an access panel in the hatchback area.

2 comments:

  1. these Ventura coupes were made by a small company named L'Automobile. it sold in way less quantities than the Puma, so it's rather important to make sure this car has all internal and external trims - otherwise, some fabrication will likely be required.

    here's some further information on the model: http://wj2d.100megsdns.com/louisven.html

    it's not hard to find Puma small pieces in Brazil, but the Ventura is a different beast. here's an old ad of a 1980 car:

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  2. Hmm. Volkswagen, OK. To me though it looks like a Fox body Mustang with some sorta weird body kit.

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