Re: I have a NEW Puma Convertible that has not been driven yet.
Wow, a zero-mile Puma still in the crate. How exciting! I'd love to see pictures. You might want to consider posting it on TheSamba.com.
What's it worth you ask. Well, I bought my 1982 Puma GTC in 2001 for $2600 from a kid who just wanted to unload it (he needed cash to buy an original Mini Cooper). It has a 1600 dp motor with hydraulic lifters from Bernie Bergmann's shop. I bought a new top from Purring Pumas for about $400. Installation was another couple bills. Then I bought an original set of rims for about $800 (new tires about $500). Add a few other minor upgrades like a 009 distributor with electronic ignition and some engine sheet metal, and I've got about $5500 invested.
There are 2 Pumas listed on thesamba.com, one for $5000 the other for $7950. So there you have a general price range. Good luck and have fun.