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Lot 028: Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5A

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

Popularised by Princess Anne in the 1970s (she owned at least eight, all with the registration number 1420 H), the Reliant Scimitar remains one of the most practical classics that money can buy. Clothed in a handsome glassfibre body and powered by the trusty Ford 3.0 V6 engine and box, this sporting estate offers a huge amount of style and versatility for very little money. Launched as the SE5 in 1968, the car was replaced by the SE5A in September 1972 which had a revised interior fascia, slightly more powerful engine and a more modern gearbox. In 1976 this was in turn replaced by the wider and heavier SE6 which continued in production until 1982. The car on offer here is a desirable SE5A model from September 1974 with an automatic gearbox and a Webasto sunroof. It was acquired by the Stondon Museum in May 2009 and has been in occasional use since with an MOT until February 2013. Please note: Runs and drives but only starts in neutral.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number028
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1400
Year1974
Condition rating
Registration numberKTU 886N
Mileage-
Chassis number93X4993
Engine numberSC8611
Engine capacity (cc)2994
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors