Mystery One-Off Eagle Kit Car

I saw an “interesting” mystery kit car on YouTube that was identified there as a “Lamborghini PMA P400” replica, which obviously it isn’t, although it does have Lamborghini badges on it. I’d definitely put this in the category of cars that people have put an incredible amount of work into but have sadly produced something with limited aesthetic appeal. As far as I can tell this is built around a base of an Eagle/Cimbria type kit car (you can see the characteristic front and side windows), with a great deal of custom work.

6 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    The base looks like some sort of front wheel drive rice rocket. MOOTSIBOOSHI ?

  2. Rick says:

    the front end does look like an Eclipse doesn’t it? but the wheelbase appears too long. maybe it just sources part of the front clip from a Mitsu?

  3. Rich says:

    Mitsubishi Starion would be my bet because of the shape of the door outline and window.

  4. roger says:

    Hi! This car is PUMA GTV, an old italian kit car, with VW frame and Alfa Romeo boxer engine. The factory now is closed but you can find some info at http://www.pumaclub.it/

  5. Paul Jaray Francesco says:

    The Puma 248 was indeed from 1994 and was the restyled version of the Boxer 90, which is this mistery car, presented in 1991 and equipped with an Alfa Romeo 1.5 105CV engine. Puma cars, by Adriano Gatto, was in Rome, Via Nomentana 761.
    “Puma began making beach buggies as early as 1968 but it became a more serious car manufacturer when it agreed licensed production of the British Nova. The Puma GTV was a lightly modified version, keeping the rear-engined VW Beetle basis, although it did develop a separate tubular chassis designed for Fiat power. The revised 1984 GTV-033 version, with conventional doors instead of the usual canopy, had the option of the rear-mounted Alfasud power, while another version called the ETV had a Volkswagen 1.4-litre engine. Eventually the Puma could also be fitted with front-mounted engines. By 1991 a new version called the Boxer 90 was in production with a rear-mounted 105bhp 1.5-litre Alfa 33 engine. It was again revised with updated styling in 1994 and renamed the 248. Less successful was a further model, the short lived Ranch of 1981, a jeep lookalike based on the VW Beetle chassis.” (The Beaulieu Encyclopedia)

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