Monday, May 21, 2018

Brazilian Body VW: 1978 L'Automobile Ventura

I'm sorry, the connect is bad, did you say "batmobile?" No, no, I said I just bought a Latomobile!  A Lactomobile...like a mobile nursing vehicle?  No, a LATOMOBILE -- a fiberglass custom thing based on Vdub mechanicals and built in Brazil, like the Puma or SP2!  Wait...are you talking about the Ventura, built by L'Automobile in São Bernardo do Campo?  Uhhmmm...maybe?  Find this 1978 L'Automobile Ventura offered for $4995 CAD ($3881 USD) in Vancouver, BC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!




From the seller:

VOLKSWAGON LOVERS - THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND 1978 LATOMOBILE! PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN CANADA 

-FIBRE GLASS BODY
-ALL OTHER PARTS ARE VOLKSWAGEN
-RUNS SMOOTH
-ORIGINAL MAG WHEELS
-4-SPEED STANDARD
-DASHBOARD COULD USE A BIT OF WORK
-NEEDS NEW SUNROOF


CALL show contact info FOR DETAILS AND ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE VEHICLE


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8 comments:

  1. Are those Datsun Z taillamp? How old are the photos or when was it run last? The rear tires look to be old (don't thing they are available) Pirelli Cinturato CN36 by the thread pattern. The sticker on the rear plate is from 2003.

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    1. 240Z tail lights had a more rounded end and a chrome trim piece between the two halves. Also the reflector was in the middle portion of the light.

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  2. Perhaps it's just me, but it's a little annoying when someone points out an interior flaw, then they fail to add a single interior picture to the ad....

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  3. Not a bad looking car, but I think I'd prefer a Puma if I were in the market for a car like this.

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  4. SO..we've got a Brazilian body, with German innards, wearing Italian shoes? Sounds like the perfect car for Gisele Bundchen (Brady).

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  5. so where is the motor? front or rear? air-cooled? or you could just buy a 78 - 82 Porsche 924 with the 2 l water-cooled 4 cylinder VW motor for the same money

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    1. Air cooled, in the rear. Pancake motor (so it still kinda has a trunk. Kinda).

      L'Automobile Ventura INFO

      -Stan (who uses an amazing new thing called "GOOGLE" to find out all kinds of neato cool stuff)

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  6. Many thanks for this amazing post!

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