NewcastleFalcon wrote:The other loose end was the pics of the Reliant Rialto, and also the very pleasing Reliant Sabre, probably the best looking Reliant of all unless you know better!
The Scimitar still looks very tasty to my eyes...
I do like Scims. I nearly bought one, but bought a Capri 2.8i instead, a choice I'm not sure was wise or not. I was lucky enough to drive one that had been tampered with and had a load of Burton Power bits thrown at it. It was still only 160bhp or so, but given that in the true Reliant style it was made out of damp weetabix, it weighed bugger all and went like stink.
My dad's friend used to be into them until someone hit him up the rear about 10 years ago at some lights, quite hard. Fibreglass car, petrol tank slung behind the rear axle, rear impact, split petrol tank, petrol thrown forwards, and ignited... It wasn't pretty. Neville escaped, but with serious burns.. he prefers classic bikes now as they're safer.