Lot 105 - 1992 Reliant Robin Mk. II LX
|Odometer reading||56,545 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,120|
The Reliant Robin was a small three-wheeled car manufactured by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth. It was produced in several versions over the course of 30 years and is the second most popular fibreglass car in history. The Robin was first manufactured in October 1973 as a direct replacement for the Reliant Regal, these models feature a 750cc engine, but in 1975, the car gained a number of improvements including an engine boost to 850cc. The Robin was well received in the 1970s because of good design executed by Ogle Design, (who had previously designed the Bond Bug, and Scimitar) and affordable price. In 1989, Reliant revived the Robin name, producing a new and totally revamped Robin featuring a new fibreglass body featuring a hatchback, with later an estate and van joining the range. Later on in production, the Robin received new, 12 inch wheels, improved brakes and an improved interior with new dials and interior trim. Reliant also started offering an unleaded engine (shown by having a green rocker cover)
Purchased originally by the vendor to rekindle memories of youth for his boss, this Reliant was in a sad state when it was located in Wales. He then set about getting the car re-sprayed and re-commissioning the car mechanically. The interior trim was also taken care of including a new headlining and heater motor. A rare sight on British roads today, it is very unusual to see a Reliant Robin in such great condition. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, this vehicle is being sold for charity with all the funds going to a Mongolian charity that work with local communities in Central Asia and Central America, aiming to improve access to
education and healthcare services.
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