Friday, March 13, 2020

Forgotten Fiberglass: 1988 Reliant Scimitar SS1 Turbo

The Reliant Scimitar name was used for British built sports cars starting way back in 1964...and it continued in some fashion through 1990..but the true story is twisted like a Victorian novel.  It started with a coupe that used the Reliant Sabre platform with Daimler SP250ish styling and then morphed into a shooting brake that continued the tradition of using a fiberglass body on a steel chassis with Ford V6 power and some parts bin interior...but by 1988 I haven't the foggiest idea of what this thing was made from...so I'll leave it up to you guys to figure out what we're looking at here: Find this 1988 Reliant Scimitar SS1 Turbo offered for $14,500 in Las Cruces, NM via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!


From the seller:


1988 RELIANT SCIMITAR SS1
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 104300
paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
1988 RELIANT SCIMITAR SS1 1.8 TURBO CONVERTIBLE. THIS IS A VERY RARE CAR AND I BELIEVE IT TO BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE USA.
ONE OF ONLY 2500 OF THIS MODEL MADE
ONE OF ABOUT 50 MADE WITH THIS SPECIAL NISSAN 1.8 TURBO CHARGED ENGINE
5 SPEED OVERDRIVE MANUAL TRANSMISSION
FACTORY HARDTOP AND SOFT TOP
FACTORY LEATHER INTERIOR
POWER WINDOWS
POWER BRAKES
FACTORY LOTUS CHASSIS
FACTORY FIBERGLASS BODY WITH ORIGINAL PAINT
ONLY 2 PREVIOUS OWNERS BEFORE I SHIPPED IT IN FROM ENGLAND
NEW MEXICO TITLE IN MY NAME, ALL IMPORT DOCUMENTS FOR ALL MY CARS.

THIS CAR HAS A UNIQUE HISTORY. WHEN THE CAR HAD 60,000 MILES THE OWNER WAS OFFERED A NEW DRIVE LINE PACKAGE FROM THE FACTORY BEFORE THEIR CLOSING. THE CURRENT ENGINE ONLY HAS A LITTLE OVER 40,000 MILES. THIS CAR RUNS AMAZING. WHEN THE BOOST COMES IN IT REALLY TAKES OFF.

NO FEAR ON PARTS AS THERE IS A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THESE CARS IN ENGLAND AND PARTS ARE VERY INTERCHANGEABLE FROM OTHER BRITISH CARS.

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY CARS www.mikesminisandimports.com



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5 comments:

  1. So the spare tire is located inbetween the engine and radiator? Ive never seen that before.

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    1. That is no spare it's a rubber fan shroud......lmao

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  2. A Reliant with +1 Wheels. paging Jeremy Clarkson. Can you roll this one?

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  3. Princess Anne had one of those...

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