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#1 Mistron

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 21:28

Not sure the viewpoint on items for sale, but as much of the info came from TNF and may be of interest to members,

http://forums.autosp...&threadid=90939

Unfortunately, I have realised I don't have the time to dedicate to the project, so if I get the right offer, it's a great project for someone to take forward.

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#2 Ted Walker

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:39

Not convinced the car in the lower 2 shots is the same "Mistron " ??????

#3 Stephen W

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:09

Originally posted by Ted Walker
Not convinced the car in the lower 2 shots is the same "Mistron " ??????


The car in the lower two shots started life as a hillclimber at Harewood in the hands of Dennis Pegg (see below). Whether Pegg used Pandora as the basis of Mistron is something I cannot help you with. However the season prior to the photo below Pegg was driving a Lotus Eleven.

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Dennis Pegg in Mistron at Harewood July 1976

#4 bill moffat

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:51

In its later guise the Pandora reminds me of another short-wheelbase A-Series engined hillclimb device. Straining the grey-matter I seem to remember it had a similar name ie Paola , anyone have recollections or photos ?

#5 ian senior

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:07

Originally posted by bill moffat
In its later guise the Pandora reminds me of another short-wheelbase A-Series engined hillclimb device. Straining the grey-matter I seem to remember it had a similar name ie Paola , anyone have recollections or photos ?


The Paola had a roof, or at least it did when I saw it at Harewood - it was actually entered as a "Paola GT". It was painted a kind of mucky mustard yellow in those days, and I thought it was a neat looking little thing, if obviously a bit "home made". The driver's name escapes me, but no doubt I could find it by looking at some old programmes. The car was quick and effective. I might be wrong, but I seem to remember it as having the entire Mini engine/transmission mounted in traditional transverse fashion (almost as if it was kind of Terrapin GT), or am I completely wrong here?

#6 Stephen W

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:07

Originally posted by ian senior


The Paola had a roof, or at least it did when I saw it at Harewood - it was actually entered as a "Paola GT". It was painted a kind of mucky mustard yellow in those days, and I thought it was a neat looking little thing, if obviously a bit "home made". The driver's name escapes me, but no doubt I could find it by looking at some old programmes. The car was quick and effective. I might be wrong, but I seem to remember it as having the entire Mini engine/transmission mounted in traditional transverse fashion (almost as if it was kind of Terrapin GT), or am I completely wrong here?


Spot on Ian! The Paola utilised the Mini engine and transmission installed at the back to drive the rear wheels.

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#7 Mistron

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 21:59

Yup, they are the same car!

the various mods happened during John Suttons ownership of the car.

As it says on the site, he did appologise almost 40 years later! :)