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Overview

One of Britains last remaining independent car companies, Reliant, originally started as a license built version of the Raleigh Safety Seven, a three wheeled van that used an Austin Seven engine. These vans were very popular and were soon followed by Reliant designed models such as the Regal.

The Regal was available as a passenger car as well as the usual van version. Perhaps the most famous Regal is the version produced between 1962-72 an example of which can be seen in the BBC comedy "Only Fools and Horses". Other three wheeled models have included the infamous "Robin" which is often ridiculed by comedians! (quite undeservedly so, the fact remains that these small three wheeled vehicles have been in constant demand for nearly 40 years!).

Reliant is also well known for its sporting four wheeled models, such as the Sabre, Scimitar and SS1 Sports model. At the moment the company continues to produce its three wheeled cars, still using its own unique engine design, whilst fans await to see if a replacement Scimitar will ever appear.

Models produced by Reliant

3/30

3/30

1967-1972

FW-5

1965-1966

Kitten

Kitten

1975-1982

Rebel

Rebel

1964-1967

Rebel 700

Rebel 700

1968-1971

Rebel 750

Rebel 750

1972-1973

Regal 3/25

Regal 3/25

1962-1967

Regal I-VI

Regal I-VI

1951-1962

Regent

Regent

1950-1950

Robin

Robin

1973-1997

Sabre

Sabre

1961-1963

Sabre Six

Sabre Six

1962-1964

Scimitar Coupe

Scimitar Coupe

1967-1970

Scimitar GT

1967-1970

Scimitar GTE

Scimitar GTE

1968-1986

Scimitar GTE (SE6)

Scimitar GTE (SE6)

1975-1982

Scimitar SE4

Scimitar SE4

1964-1966

Scimitar SS1

Scimitar SS1

1984-1989