Lot 255 - 1966 Reliant Scimitar GT4A Coupé
|Odometer reading||48,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
The Reliant Scimitar series were manufactured between 1964 and 1986, Reliant's first Scimitar was a coupé based upon the styling of a Daimler SP250 prototype (renamed the SX250) and the chassis of a Reliant Sabre. First displayed in 1964, it was powered by a 2.6 litre Ford straight six from the Ford Zephyr/ Ford Zodiac and in order to keep cost down, many components in addition to the engine were existing ones originally designed for competitor models, a point emphasised for buyers of the early Scimitars in which unfolding the sun visor involved knocking the driver's mirror out of adjustment. This Particular 1966 Scimitar is the very rare GT4A variation and can safely be held as one of, if not the very best example in existence today. Presented in gleaming white with black leather this example has been painstakingly and lovingly restored to a near concourse standard with every detail thought out and completed just as the original car would have been when it rolled off of the production line. Offering the 2.6 litre Ford straight six, the car drives beautifully without fault and certainly does not want for power as the vendor had no hesitance in showing us upon valuation. A full re-spray was amongst the work included in this three year restoration but the vendor did stress that, where possible, the originality had been preserved but one look in the engine bay will reassure any potential purchaser as to the quality of workmanship which can also be checked and detailed in the significant history file. Offered with an Mot test certificate and road fund license, this motor car is undoubtedly a part of both Reliant and British motor car heritage and we would certainly recommend viewing of such a car rarely found in such condition.
Interested parties should note that the clock missing in these photographs will be returned and working by the time of sale
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