1976 Reliant Scimitar GTE 3.0L V6 Essex
A real head turner, cheap sports car, great drive and handling
Wiper motor seized, front and back. A strip down and re-grease fixed this; the old grease had gone hard.
Exhaust manifolds cracked. Bought 2 stainless steel ones for 240 pounds
Fuel vapourising when the engine is hot. A common problem; re-direct the fuel line away from the engine, and fit an electric fuel pump at the tank end.
Door pillar rusted at bottom where the seat belt attached - DANGEROUS!! Not recommended, but I filled the area around it with fibreglass resin!
A great fast classic for little money.
Very easy to work on, spares readily available in U.K. (Graham Walker - Cheshire).
Looks fantastic, very retro.
Drives and handles very well; redo the suspension bushes.
I bought mine for 1200 pounds, so I knew it needed a bit of work. Buy a donor car, definitely the cheapest access to spares. You'll find a good donor for 400 quid.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th June, 2012