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Definitely a Reliant Rebel. Surprisingly sprightly despite the small engine due to its low weight.

I too had a Wartburg, also quite sprightly, but handled like a barge. Well appointed, though, and dirt cheap because the East Germans needed the sterling. 

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It is the rebel like that Welsh car journalist fella on YouTube is doing up.

He must love cack cars as he drives a 2cv and a Invicar. Loves rovers and poverty spec 70's & 80's cars. Worth a watch to get all nostalgic.

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They where made just down the road from here and I always had a wish for one of their sports cars,  Princess Anne used to swan about London in one back in the 60s.

There is a good 'history' on youtube about the Reliant factory and all the models they built starting with a three wheeler built on a motocycle frame. 

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41 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

They where made just down the road from here and I always had a wish for one of their sports cars,  Princess Anne used to swan about London in one back in the 60s.

There is a good 'history' on youtube about the Reliant factory and all the models they built starting with a three wheeler built on a motocycle frame. 

The ONLY well known fact about Reliant is Princess Anne used to drive a Scimitar. :yes:

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My mate drove a reliant kitten for a suprisingly long time. He loved it, they were easy to fix and didn't rust which at that time was a real bonus. We look back on them now with distain but they had their strong points 

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2 hours ago, walshie said:

The ONLY well known fact about Reliant is Princess Anne used to drive a Scimitar. :yes:

Correct, registration number 1420H. I believe she was Colonel in Chief of the 1420 Hussars.

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I nearly bought a k reg metal flake metallic purple scimitar in the late 1980's, it was a lovely car but the crazing in the fiberglass body put me off.

Best thing reliant ever made is the ford RS200 

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