Think about what it takes to produce a Mysterion….
First…someone has to have a dream of building a car. Then, that person and probably his friends and family jump on board and help him work toward that goal. The car is most often finished, appreciated, loved, and then cast out to a lonely plight of years and even decades of neglect – and most are discarded and even destroyed at this stage.
Oh the plight of Mysterions!
For those lucky few Mysterions that made it from last century to this century, we at Forgotten Fiberglass are doing our best to have these cars recognized and appreciated for what they are and the “mystery men” who created them. Even if we never discover their history, we certainly could describe the type of person that it took to embark on such an endeavor – a kindred spirit to each of us.
And we’re doing our best to recognize these “lost men” of yesteryear. Click here to read more about “Mysterions” and our growing appreciation for this class of Forgotten Fiberglass cars.
And now….for today’s Mysterion…
The Rick Guy Special: Mysterions Know No Bounds…
Recently I received the following e-mail from Rick Guy of London, Ontario:
I found your website recently and was very excited.
I have a fiberglass car that I know very little about. I purchased it approximately 20 years ago, and it has a homemade frame with TR 2 axles no engine or transmission. The body is in good shape. The wheelbase is 96 inches and the overall width is approximately 5 feet.
We believe the car originally came from the Toronto, Ontario area. It was in a small used car lot in London, Ontario when I bought it, and the man I purchased it from had no history of the car. The only information he had was that the car may have been built in Toronto – about 2 hours from London, Ontario.
We believe it was probably built in the ’60s, and may be one of a kind. I’m not sure what I am going to do with it.
Maybe you can shed some light on it
Let’s have a look at some of the photos Rick sent in for our review:
So What Is This Lost Mysterion Of Yesteryear???
When I first saw the photos, the double headrest fairings had me thinking it might be related in some way to the UK Falcon bodied cars. Perhaps parts were taken and cast from a Falcon body – or not. Here are some photos of one beautifully restored Falcon from our Austrian Forgotten Fiberglass Aficionado – Wolfgang Buchta.
We have a growing contingent of European Forgotten Fiberglass Correspondents which includes Wolfgang Buchta from Austria, Kenn Brosk from Germany, Simon Ross and Rob Daniels of Great Britain, and Charles Le Menestrel from France. Ok guys…have a look at the pictures and let us know what you think. Might this be Foreign Fiberglass we haven’t seen before – or perhaps just a homebuilt special from Canada? Either way, it’s great that is survived so many years, and hats off to Rick Guy for preserving a car with, no doubt, a special history.
Mysterions are just so much fun to consider, so be sure to click on the link below to review more about “Mysterion Sport Specials.”
Hope you enjoyed the story, and until next time…
Glass on gang…
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