Reliant Sabre, Scimitar and SS1 #2# An Enthusiast's Guide

ISBN-10: 1785004212

ISBN-13: 9781785004216


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Reliant Sabre, Scimitar and SS1 #2# An Enthusiast's Guide

by Matthew Vale

Reliant produced a range of sports cars from the 1960s to the 1990s which complemented their well-established three-wheeled cars. Starting with a design for Israel's Autocars in 1961, Reliant went on to produce many successful cars, including the Sabre, a raw two-seat sports car; the Scimitar GT, a solid GT car; the Scimitar GTE, a market-defining sporting estate car; and the SS1, a small two-seat sports car.

This book explores the history, design and development of the Reliant sports cars. Beginning with the Autocars Sabra, the Sabre, Scimitar, Scimitar GTE and SS1 are each explored in depth. It includes full technical specifications for every major model owner's experiences and advice for buying and owning.


  • Reliant and it's Sports Cars
  • Reliant's first Sports Cars:
    The Autocars Sabra (1961), Reliant Sabre Four (1961-1963) and the Sabre Six (1962-1964)
  • Into the GT Market:
    The Scimitar GT (1965-1969)
  • The First Sports Estate:
    The Scimitar GTE SE5 (1968-1975)
  • A bigger Estate and a Convertible:
    The Scimitar GTE SE6 (1975-1986), GTC SE8 (1980-1986) and Middlebridge GTE (1988)
  • Back to Basics: The Scimitar SS1 (1984-1989), SST (1990) and SS2/Scimitar Sabre (1992)
  • Owning and running a Reliant Sports Car

Buch, Softcover, 19 x 24,5 cm, 128 Seiten, 130 farbige und 7 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text