1974 Reliant Scimitar GTE

Manual with O/D, Wolfrace wheels; substantial mechanical rebuild since 2018

The SE5a GTE Reliant Scimitar sported the 3.0-litre Ford Essex engine with a top speed of some 120mph, either with a Borg-Warner automatic transmission or four-speed manual box with overdrive. Improvements over the preceding model included an extra 7hp and more revs, meaning the GTE was now capable of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds. Some 5,000 5a models were manufactured - more than any other Scimitar. VAN 867M was first registered in April 1974 and purchased by the current vendor in June 2018 as an unfinished project. The body had been painted and the chassis was in excellent condition. Mechanically the car had been taken apart and left in boxes. The engine was stripped and rebuilt with new piston rings and shell bearings, an alloy timing gear was fitted and a new oil pump drive, both potentially weak items on the V6 engine. New parts included; brake master cylinder and wheel cylinders, clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder, electric fan and thermo setting switch, alloy timing gear, servo, front suspension bushes, battery, blade fuse box, brake hoses, heater matrix, front windscreen and rubber, 4 headlamps and bowls, carpets, bullet mirrors, sunroof (imported from USA), Firestone tyres x 5. The carburettor is also almost new. The only things that the vendor is aware of not working are the rear heated screen and the rear wash/wiper. It appears that the car was originally an auto model and converted to 4 speed manual with overdrive at some point before the current vendor purchase the car.

Documents: V5C, Invoices

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Reg No: VAN867M
Chassis Number: 93X4087
Engine Number: SC7705
Engine Size: 3000CC
Docs: V5C, Invoices

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £4,500-5,500

Lot 21

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£8,822
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