Before Chamonix, Milton Masteguin was one of founders of the most famous sports cars, desired and long term in Brazil: The Puma. The story of Puma cars began with the DKW Malzoni later redesigned and called Puma. Those cars won many races and where imbeatable against Alfas GTV and other imported cars prepared for racing.
The engineering team headed by Milton Masteguin and Jorge Letry extract 100hp of the 1.0 liter engines of the DKW, called "Das Kinder Wander" (the little wonder) by the Germans.
It was a 2 cycle, 3 cylinder naturaly aspirated engine.
Chuck Beck started with the 550 spyder in the U.S.A. in 1983 and had racing experience himself in the Shelby team and others The Beck Spyder gainned a lot of from speciallized magazines. The mutual interest of Chuck and Chamonix became in the production of cars started in 1987 in Brazil.
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