Magazine Cover - Classic Cars For Sale - 1000s of Classic Car Reviews, How To Service & Maintenance Guides

Reliant Scimitar SS1

Reliant Scimitar SS1 Published: 15th Feb 2016 - 0 Comments - Be the first, contribute now!

Reliant Scimitar SS1
The latest issue of Classic Cars For Sale is on sale now - Pick up your copy from all good newsagents including WHSmith or click here to subscribe now

Subscribe to Classic Motoring Magazine and save over 20%

Subscribe NOW

Available at all good newsagents including WHSmith


Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder goes the old saying and certainly Reliant’s Scimitar SS1 turns heads – albeit for the wrong reasons. Penned by Bill Towns, who styled the lovely Aston Martin DBS would you credit, the Reliant looks like a kit car gone wrong. However, underneath those quirky looks lurks a highly competent old school sports car that. fittingly, carries on where the Frog-eye Sprite left off.

Initially Escort Mk3-powered (1.4/1.6-litre), the design came only good when relaunched as the Sabre with Nissan turbo power and more acceptable styling, although it’s still no looker. Inexpensive fun is the car’s main attraction – what is it they say about judging a book by it cover? Well, don’t in this case.

User Comments

This review has 0 comments - Be the first!

Leave a comment

Keep it polite and on topic. Your email address will not be published. Please do not advertise products, all posts of this nature will be removed. We do not stock or supply any of these products, we independently review these products.

Latest Issue Cover - Click here to subscribe

Subscribe to Classic Motoring Magazine and save over 25%