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  1. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Sorry Kevin Hines, not Larry, spoke with me. Very knowledgeable and helpful man!
  2. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Thank you! I followed your last clue with Bremen Motors and found Larry Hines in Bremen Indiana with Special Edition Cars. He knew Carlos Avallone and was very helpful to explain that Puma and Avallone are 2 different companies as you rightfully explained as well. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
  3. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Thanks for the info! I see that Bremen Motor Corp (Queens NY) has been dissolved. What do you mean by the Avallones having no connection with Puma? Both logos are represented on the car.
  4. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Per the client, this is what we know: 1. 1988 Puma Avallone, VIN 9AMCA641XM198801. We believe the "198801" indicates that it may have been the first built in 1988. Built by Carlos Avallone (F1 Racer) in Brazil, not a "kit car", custom built to the specs of his customers to look like an MGTF-1500 (although it is one foot longer and one foot wider, and doors open standard way). 2. Purchased in 2005 by our client, from a NASA engineer in Muscle Shoals (Huntsville), Alabama. 3. Heavy Fiberglass body, . 1988 Chevette motor & chassis. Engine code VO721CYB indicates V (flint Michigan), 07 (July) 21 (21st day), but we are not sure of what the CYB engine suffix code indicates. CYB was used in both 1976 (60hp) and 1978 (63hp) as 1.6L. CYB was also used in 1982 as a 1.8L in Chevy Cavalier (88hp, 112 cid) 4 cylinder overhead cam, breather on right, intake on left. Mexican peso stamped on valve cover. Aluminum head. Exhaust manifold GMA 459982N. Ford carburetor. We are wondering if there are any others like it, and of course how to value it.
  5. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Per the client, this is what we know: 1. 1988 Puma Avallone, VIN 9AMCA641XM198801. We believe the "198801" indicates that it may have been the first built in 1988. Built by Carlos Avallone (F1 Racer) in Brazil, not a "kit car", custom built to the specs of his customers to look like an MGTF-1500 (although it is one foot longer and one foot wider, and doors open standard way). 2. Purchased in 2005 by our client, from a NASA engineer in Muscle Shoals (Huntsville), Alabama. 3. Heavy Fiberglass body, . 1988 Chevette motor & chassis. Engine code VO721CYB indicates V (flint Michigan), 07 (July) 21 (21st day), but we are not sure of what the CYB engine suffix code indicates. CYB was used in both 1976 (60hp) and 1978 (63hp) as 1.6L. CYB was also used in 1982 as a 1.8L in Chevy Cavalier (88hp, 112 cid) 4 cylinder overhead cam, breather on right, intake on left. Mexican peso stamped on valve cover. Aluminum head. Exhaust manifold GMA 459982N. Ford carburetor. We are wondering if there are any others like it, and of course how to value it.
  6. 1988 Puma MG TF

    I would love to see it!
  7. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Any information on the 1988 Puma MG TF? We are restoring one for a client and can't find much info or another one in existence. We know it is a kit car made in Brazil by race car driver. This specific model is't mentioned on the Puma Car Club website either (translated from Portuguese). Thanks, Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019
  8. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Anyone out there have any info on the 1988 Puma MG TF? We are restoring one for a client and have been looking to see if there is another one like it. Thanks! Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019
  9. 1988 Puma MG TF

    Anyone out there have any knowledge of the 1988 Puma MG TF? It is a kit car made in Brazil, but even on the Puma Club websites I cannot find references to the MG TF Puma. We are working on restoring one for a client and it seems to me this is a rare car, albeit a kit car. Would love to know if anyone else has seen one. Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019
  10. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

    Thanks John! She is a beauty!
  11. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

    somehow the link did not pick up the entire name. type in www.GasparillaConcours.com and see if it works that way. I have attached a few photos here that can be enlarged. Thanks for mentioning it!
  12. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

    We plan to show the 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II at the AACA / CCCA / Auburn Show in space #CB063.http://www.oldwheel.com/sales.html We did a thorough restoration on this car and it recently showed at Amelia Island 2017. It is a 4 door Saloon, Body by Crosbie & Dunn (extremely rare), 40/50 hp, 7.7 L, 467.9 cubic inch. Please come by to visit us. We will also be talking about the plans being made for the 1st Annual Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance in Tampa Florida coming April 13, 2019. www.GasparillaConcours.com If you are interested in purchasing this car before we show it for sale in Auburn, please contact Brando Pistorius (813)917-9205. Sales flyer attached. 1933 rolls royce.pdf
  13. AACA / CCCA Central Spring Meet 2017 Questions

    We plan to show the 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II at the AACA / CCCA / Auburn Show in space #CB063.http://www.oldwheel.com/sales.html We did a thorough restoration on this car and it recently showed at Amelia Island 2017. It is a 4 door Saloon, Body by Crosbie & Dunn (extremely rare), 40/50 hp, 7.7 L, 467.9 cubic inch. Please come by to visit us. We will also be talking about the plans being made for the 1st Annual Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance in Tampa Florida coming April 13, 2019. www.GasparillaConcours.com 1933 rolls royce.pdf
  14. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

    1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II 4 door Saloon, Body by Crosbie & Dunn, 40/50 hp, 7.7 L, 467.9 cubic inch, 4 speed, 2 carburetors (1 start and 1 primary), one main exhaust and one hot spot exhaust running through primary carburetor. Runs on mag and/or distributor. A major restoration recently completed by Pistorius Collectible Autos, Odessa, Florida A Classic Car Club of America Full Classic. Drivetrain: The Phantom II has a pushrod-OHV straight-6 engine with a crossflow cylinder head. The engine is bolted directly to the 4-speed manual transmission. Synchromesh on gears 3 and 4 in 1932 and on gear 2 in 1935. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels using an open driveshaft, a hypoid bevel final drive, and Hotchkiss drive. The chassis of the Phantom II was completely new. The front axle was mounted on semi-elliptical leaf springs as on earlier 40/50 hp models, but the rear axle was now also mounted on semi-elliptical springs instead of cantilever springs. This, along with the drivetrain changes, allowed the frame to be lower than before, improving the handling. The 4-wheel servo-assisted brakes, and the Bijur centralized lubrication system from the Springfield-built Phantom I was included on all Phantom II chassis. The standard wheelbase of the Phantom II was 150 inches (3,800 mm). A 144 inches (3,700 mm) short-wheelbase chassis was also available. · A total of 1,281 Phantom II chassis of all types were built. All Phantom II rolling chassis were built at Rolls-Royce's factory in Derby. The factory in Springfield, Massachusetts was closed upon ending production of the US-market Phantom I in 1931. Two US-market series, AJS and AMS, were built at Derby. Great Race Past Participant, Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2017 asking $175,000 obo Call Brando Pistorius 813-917-9205