The L'Automobile Ventura is another example of a Brazilian manufactured fiberglass bodied specialty car built on a VW floorpan. It was not made by the same company as the Puma. However, there is a tendency for U.S. auto dealers to list any fiberglass car from Brazil as a Puma. The dark red 1984 Ventura pictured below was for sale in Richmond, Virginia. It was listed in the Cenral Virginia AutoTrader as a "Puma Ventura." Mechanically, the Ventura is similiar to the Puma, with an air cooled four cylinder VW engine in the rear. However, the engine is a pancake type, and sits under an access panel similiar to that on Type III VW's. For a time, the Ventura was marketed in the U.S. by the same distributor as the Puma. This particular car is equipped with Puma alloy wheels, which the owner says were ordered with the car. The Ventura was sold in the U.S. as a kit, but was essentially a complete car. As with most U.S. registered Pumas, the "model year" typically is the year the car was first titled.
NEW!! VENTURA HISTORY FROM BRAZIL
1984 Ventura Coupe
Owner: Brian Goad
Another 1984 Ventura
Yes, those are Puma factory wheels.
A view from the rear.
Rare Ventura Convertible
Very few Ventura convertibles were built.
It is not believed that any were exported to the U.S.
These Ventura Publicity Shots where provided by John Melberg.