Classic Car Catalogue

Reliant 1968

Scimitar GT
Scimitar GTE - October

Great Britain

The Reliant role within the motor industry is growing. It deals with the development of automobiles with plastic bodies for foreign brands and for their own production. The cars built by Sabra in Israel and Otosan in Turkey were developed by Reliant. The English factory currently produces three types. The Regal, a three-wheeled vehicle with water-cooled 600 cc four-stroke four-cylinder engine of Reliant's own design driving rear wheels. The 700 cc Rebel sedan and station wagon struggles to compete with the Leyland's Mini. The Scimitar is a low-priced sports car with 2.5 or 3 liter V6 engine from the English Ford. In his homeland, the Scimitar has gained considerable prestige since Prince Philip has bought one.
The Scimitar GTE SE5 from 1968 gets redesigned, wider and longer body with more conventional front end design and sports estate car bodywork with large glass tailgate, and folding rear seats. The suspensions are carry over from the SE4 but the chassis is entirely different with 7 inches longer wheel base and wider track front and back.


3/30 (R4 cyl, 701 ccm, 29 bhp)
  Three wheeler saloon
  Three wheeler estate



700 (R4 cyl, 701 ccm, 31 bhp)



  V6 cyl.
2994 ccm
136 bhp
V6 cyl.
2495 ccm
121 bhp
Coupé SE4B SE4C



Scimitar GTE

SE5 (V6 cyl, 2994 ccm, 138 bhp) - new model