The first Puma I built was the GT 1,900 cc that Toninho da Matta and Clovis Ferreira won the 1000 Km de Brasília in 1970, under a very hard rain but with a consistent race, beating some very stronger cars such as the Alfas GTAM.
The basis for this work was the traditional kit produced by Ricardo Trópia in Ouro Preto - Brazil. Some few changes like front cooler, roll bar and additional head lights were the differences from the standard kit. I draw the decals and printed them in laser. This model was a gift to Toninho.
At the same epoch, red Puma GT was drove by Marcelo Campos and achieved lots of very good results. Sadly Marcelo suffered a fatal accident with this car at the practices for a race in Belo Horizonte. This model had the same characterists of the white car (many believe that it was the same car but the red was completely destroyed in the crash), the same number, but a completely different painting, useing the traditional Puma's stripe joining both sides and the roof.
One of the good works we did was this Puma GTS 1975, owned by a collector in Brasília, that was also based in the GT 69. I had to cut the roof and change the front forward the windscreen. By the same way, the rear was modified once the GTS 75 had the rear panel too lower than the GT model. Also the wheels were scratchbuilt and the interior adapted to agree with the original car.
And so the GTS 78 that was presented in the last posting. I had built about five models of this, including a red painted one that was ordered from Barcelona. At this moment I am finishing a replica of the car I had, in Paraty Gold painted.