ESTIMATE €15,000- €20,000

Auction Legende et Passion May 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 171
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number GS/0631
Year 1976
Make Dune Buggy
Model Gato Spider

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Description

Puma was a car company founded by Roman businessman Adriano Gatto. It was active between the 1970s and the 1990s and specialised in kit cars. The first model was the Gatto Spider Spiaggia, born from experience modifying the “deserter” American Dune Buggy. Besides the owner, another eminent figure of the company was Domenico Lombardi, a young technician who followed the development of all models produced by the company. Its headquarters were in Via Tiburtina and products ranged from dune buggies to off-road and later sports cars and aesthetic and mechanical tuning of Volkswagen Beetles.

The Dune Buggy Gatto Spider is a classic dune buggy built over a VW chassis on which was mounted Volkswagen 1192 cc air-cooled engine, with a body made up of fiberglass panels. It was a big commercial success due to quality and affordable price for the kit.

This Dune Buggy Gatto Spyder is in lovely condition and has been subject to a restoration. The bodywork is finished in a delightful blue with matching blue interior. It’s offered with the ASI Certification Gold Plate and its Italian registration. A timeless car that is hard to find in such good condition. Sure to put a smile on your face and perfect to be enjoyed in the summer.


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