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1978 Reliant Scimitar SE6A: Manual/Overdrive & LPG For Sale

Reliant Scimitar SE6A: Manual/Overdrive & LPG

The Reliant Scimitar was in production for over 22 years and evolved from a GT Coupe to Sports Estate beloved by the Royal family (Princess Anne is on her eighth!) to a Convertible. The SE6A is arguably the most desirable option retaining Ford’s 3.0 Essex engine with Webber carburetors and optional Laycock overdrive.

Today the Scimitar is rightly recognised as one of the most practical and capable sports GT’s available offering a top speed in excess of 120mph, brisk acceleration, rear seats/luggage space and original styling.

Milestones have never sold a Reliant Scimitar and Jamie and I were delighted when this fine example arrived at our showroom.

With just three owners (including a husband and wife) for 31years the SE6A is an exceptional car. The engineer/owner completed a body-off restoration 32,000 miles ago and today, as the pictures indicate, the car remains in outstanding condition.

Summary of Work/Condition:

·  Body off restoration

·  Galvanised chassis

·  Excellent gel coat (Diablo Red)

·  Webasto sunroof

·  LPG Conversion (Equivalent to 55p per gallon)

·  Towbar

·  Stainless steel exhaust

·  New tyres

·  Steel timing gear

·  Power steering

·  Electric windows

·  CD Player

The large history file contains the original LPG conversion certificate, lots of invoices and MOT’s back to 1992, owners club magazines etc.

On the road the car is a delight to drive – the Ford Essex engine is superb and just keeps pulling – and the overdrive gearbox makes this a genuine Grand Tourer that can cope easily with today’s road conditions with lots of space in the back for luggage.

This car is an interesting and viable alternative to a MGCGT or Volvo P1800. Ideal for the dog owning classic car enthusiast this car is waiting to embark on new adventures with the lucky new owners.

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