1979 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a

Sold: £1,000

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Manufacturer:  Reliant
First Registered:  1979
Model:  Scimitar GTE SE6a
Registration No:  AVN 63T
Mileometer:  48,500
Chassis No:  9A5618404670
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  White

The SE6 series was aimed at the executive market. The cars were longer and wider and this was used to improve the credentials as a 'genuine' four-seater.  A Laycock overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear was optional. The SE6 was replaced by the SE6A in late 1976. 543 SE6 models were produced. One of the major differences with the SE6B was the engine. The German-built Cologne engine was used, and provided similar power but rather less torque. The final drive ratio was lowered to compensate, and some late versions, around 1983 on, came with the galvanised chassis. Only 437 SE6Bs were manufactured, and production ceased by 1986.

This 1979 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a is a true 'Barn find', which has been off the road since 1995. The vendor states that it is a very original and unmolested example of this now rare marque of classic cars. The car runs and drives, and it has the Ford 3 litre V6 engine and an automatic gearbox. The mileage of 48,500 is believed to be genuine but cannot be proven.

Stored since 1995 it comes with keys, current V5C showing just 4 previous owners, a box of spares including Scimitar badges, and a brand new pack of hard to find Scimitar over mats. It has its original Wolfrace wheels with all centre caps. The interior is in excellent original condition with no appreciable wear to the seats. The engine runs but currently has a fuelling problem which the vendor is going to try to fix before the auction. The car is known to the Scimitar Owners Club. This would make a fabulous car with a fresh coat of paint and very little else. It is of course both tax exempt and MOT exempt.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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