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Just wanted to post a quick note -- I'm sure I'll be posting more notes looking for info as I get more acquainted with my car. As of 30 minutes ago, I'm now the owner of a 1977 Puma GTE. Found it on thesamba, had a friend local to the car in the SFbay area look at it for me, had it loaded up on an enclosed transporter and moved here to Texas.
Very happy with the car so far. Was exactly as described. It's not a 100 point car, but will be something unique to drive around and it'll get the "treatment" once I finish up with my current resto-hotrod project.
Thought I was going to have to ask where the latches were for the hood and decklid, but found them pretty easily :)
I'll probably be making a few purchases at purring pumas in the near term -- can anyone share their experiences with them? Good place to go for parts?
Fort Worth, TX
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT/V8 (done)
1973 TVR2500M (in progress)
1977 Puma GTE
Congratulations. You'll enjoy your Puma a lot!
Looks like you have an interesting group of cars...
You won't have any problems with the guys at Purring Pumas. I have purchased over $1000 worth of parts, and have never been disappointed with either the service or the parts. Great guys, and very knowledgeable. I have picked up a lot of cool parts for my 1981 GTC from them.
Also, spend some time at Brandon's website http://www.pumagte.com
It's a great website with some of the best Puma information on the web.
Welcome! Did the car come from the Bay Area? There was one here for sale recently, it was green with some oddly painted engine parts. It looked like a promising car, though.
Thanks for the responses!!
Dave -- thanks for the endorsement on Purring Pumas -- I believe I will probably be spending similar amounts with them........the car is in really great shape, but I'm sure you know how the small stuff really adds up!
Jesse -- yes, the car did come from the Bay area -- Daly City to be exact. It's metallic green with what I thought was a metallic black or gunmetal roof and hood. I'm colorblind -- the missus kindly informed me that it is actually a dark navy blue!! Funny thing -- she's been pushing for a repaint already :-) Times like these remind me why I love her and married her!!
So far I've just driven it around the neighborhood. Just want to listen to the car and see how she handles. Very happy with the car and am looking forward to erasing what little wear and tear has happened to it during it's 30+ year lifetime. About the only thing that needs to be replaced that worries me a little bit is glass. The windshield, sunroof, and some of the side glass looks like it was cleaned with some sort of abrasive......just fine little scratches. I might see if the sides and sunroof will polish out, but the windshield has a little crater from rock damage. Hope glass isn't too expensive. And I am pretty sure I want the factory stuff if I can get my hands on it -- looks like it is tinted and I want the factory Puma stamped glass.