Built by: Don Valdiviezo in El Paso, Texas

I grew up building Ed Roth models since I was four years old in the 60s. I first saw the Mysterion in a "Custom" book at school.

This Mysterion was painted in Boyd's Alumina Yellow. The enginers were done in flat black, and wired with yellow plug wires and black tips. I added wire looms to separate the wires. I did the gas lines with aluminum wire and I added T-bolts to the valve covers with a touch-up of a little black wash.

The bubble top is in working order thanks to a couple of safety pins. Now I can show it with the top down or up! I did the interior in a light gray felt that gives it a more realistic touch.

I added white walls to the rear tires and a white wash to the letters, plus sanded them for a "used" look. This rod took me about for months to build because the yellow paint took almost two months to dry. I think it was well worth the wait as it took a number of awards varying from first to third in the customs category at shows from San Antonio to San Deigo and also had the honor of appearing in two magazines (Scale Auto Enthusiast and ModelCars Magazine.) Hope you enjoy it!

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