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October 24, 2011, 9:25pm Report to Moderator

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Hello everyone,

I am currently researching the history of the Pony (later Dragoon), that was to be produced by Autocars Ltd. in Israel. Some production did eventually take place, but I would like to ask for your help with the Pony prototypes.

To my best knowledge, there were three around:
1. C-Reg vehicle (CHP786C), which was probably never shipped to Israel.
2+3. Two vehicles shipped to Israel in 1966 (comm. # could be in the X751-759 range) - see attached picture taken at the Autocars plant that summer.

Can anyone share with me the prototype data for these vehicles, as it shows on Triumph's "X-list"?

Many thanks!

Yohay Shinar

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There is probably only one person here who would know where to start looking, and that is Dave Pearson, who runs Canley Classics.

He posts as Slimboyfat.



p.s. He will try to sell you a Pony gearbox as a momento I have no doubt...

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October 25, 2011, 3:20pm Report to Moderator

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Not sure how much info you have on them in total, but for those of us (me included!!) who know very little about the Pony here's a couple of links with photos and data



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Hi Yohan

I have a Dragoon factory workshop Manual,i picked it up at the Birmingham NEC classic car show about 20 years ago.
I've been meaning to get it on to pdf format a some point, I'll let you know if i do.


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Colin, Paudman, Gordon,

Many thanks! This vehicle, although having been produced in Israel, was never approved for the local market (guess that's what happens when the government runs the car industry...) so that tracing its past is a challenge. However, I hope I can make some progress, soon.

Will keep you posted once I have concrete data.


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Quoted from That Man
I have a Dragoon factory workshop Manual,i picked it up at the Birmingham NEC classic car show about 20 years ago.
I've been meaning to get it on to pdf format a some point, I'll let you know if i do.

Did you ever do anything with this? I'm looking for any information I can find regarding the Pony or Dragoon,


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Well I have 2 gearboxes I was going to use in a 1300 project but I can't see that happening so would be happy to sell them

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I have recently scanned a whole collection of big saloon stuff for Ted Taylor and would be happy to scan the Dragoon factory workshop Manual for Gordon.  I could pick it up at the NEC on Saturday - I will be mostly on the Standard Triumph Forum stand.

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