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1985 Rare Reliant Jubilee Rialto Estate SOLD

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  • £850 As stated
  • 1985
  • Leciester
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Reliant
Model Rialto
  Rialto Jubilee
Year 1985
Mileage 21,378 miles
Country UK
Region Leicestershire
Town Leciester
Status Private
Ref C1210362
Offered For Sale is my Rare 1985 Reliant Jubilee Rialto Estate.

Produced in 1985 to commemorate 50 years of the Reliant marque these were produced in very small numbers and offered only to Reliant dealers as limited edition cars in both saloon and estate version.

Purchased originally though Goldstar Garages Coalville it has always remained local to Leicestershire its entire life. It had 2 original owners for many years until passing through quick succession to 2 further owners and them myself.
Being the Jubilee Rialto it came with limited edition seats trimmed with a gold piping, a gold strip down both sides of the bodywork and Jubilee detail to the rear door. All present and evident on and within the car. It also shows Jubilee Rialto in the original dealer handbook which is included along with many previous MOT’s confirming the shown mileage to be correct, just 21,378 miles.

Bodywork is consummate with age and has small areas of repair evident in the photos. General marks and wear including and not limited to, small areas where additional locks appear to have been added at some point and removed leaving small holes (now filled). Doors have a small amount of damage under the weather strip and a previously fitted roofrack has caused distortion to the rain gutters. There is no separation to the fibreglass body evident nor ingress of water but the final finish is old and crazed.

This left the factory in 1985 with a galvanised chassis which remains in good condition and free from repair.
Interior is again as shown and although original the seats remain serviceable but would benefit from new covers. Dash has been damaged at some point from suspected attempted theft although the car remains clear from any claims or CAT classification. A second hand dash is included along with some switches as the model is slightly different.

This is factory fitted with the better ‘Yellow Top’ 850cc engine. When I collected the car it was running with good clutch action, good selection of gears and good brakes. More recently however and upon completing further work on the car I have been unable to get it to start. It turns over freely and has good compression so I suspect it’s something obvious that I have caught whilst working within the engine bay, missed or simply required going back through and cleaning.

During my ownership I have completed work using both used and new parts including the replacement of the side windows for original glass ones, replacement of the radiator and pipes, replacement of window mechanisms. I have added a new Sparkrite electronic coil. Replaced the core plug. Repaired the battery tray area and added a new battery and battery leads.

I will also include in the sale a good pair of door shells, refinished dash, door panels, steering cowling and grill. Bumpers have already been refinished and fitted back on the car.

V5, Original owners handbook, Regal Haynes manual and old MOT’s are included.

To conclude, a Rare Rialto Jubilee Estate, produced in limited numbers and rarely available for sale. Ideal home restoration of this iconic car, having been stood now for a while it will requiring further recommissioning work to get it both running and road worthy prior to obtaining an MOT.

A suitable trailer / low loader will be required to collect this although I may be able to offer assistance with delivery at an additional cost by prior arrangement.

More Photo’s available upon request.

Thanks, Mark

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