Sleeker is better: 1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE 3.0 SE5-A

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This car has not the easiest name of the world to be pronounced, but for sure is one of the streamiest lines ever made for a station wagon: Michelotti made a great work here.

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It’s a 1973 – fiberglass bodied – Reliant Scimitar powered by the “Essex” V6 Ford engine: 150 h.p. are enough to push a 2,100 pounds (950 kg) car up to 135 m.ph. A little more than 9,000 cars were made like this one, and today it’s not easy to spot one. This particular car is said to have a full history since it was sold new in England: the seller says that the chassis is in good order and that the car benefitted by a light restoration.

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Interior looks very nice: everything’s original but, unfortunately, this car is equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission: not the best option for this car but we like it anyway. Find it for sale at €6,490 (today $9,000) here in Evreux, France.

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2 Responses to Sleeker is better: 1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE 3.0 SE5-A

  1. Dave Poole says:

    The Reliant Scimitar GTE was designed back in 1968 by Tom Karen and team at Ogle Design, not Michelotti,

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  2. Classicvirus says:

    Correct, Michelotti designed a later version. Thanks for the tip.

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