1978 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6A

Lot: 241

Sold for (£): 9,240
Offered for sale is a 3.0L 1978 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6A automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 96 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

1970's sporting estate favoured by British Royalty...


  • Freshly restored by RBW Sports and Classic with many replacement parts
  • Bodywork stripped and repainted, solid chassis and uprated suspension
  • Reconditioned Essex V6 and new black leather interior
  • Refurbished wheels and new tyres, electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust


Lot Details

Registration: WTO 172S RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 3.0L
Make: Reliant Odometer reading (miles): 52000
Model: Scimitar GTE SE6A MOT expiry: 2019-03-12
Warranted: No Chassis number: 8C51/18304002

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 96 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Excellent paint. Chrome around bumpers not 100%. Not painted interior door frames and sills.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


New black leather interior. Black door cards. Could do with new headlining but ok. Dash top has slight crack.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Reconditioned engine (Ford Essex V6 3ltr.) Good carburetor, new fuel lines and brakelines. Upgraded cooling system to include s/s header unit and Evans Classic waterless coolant with spare. New battery, coil and electronic ignition.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


No issues. Changes well with good kick down.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Chassis solid, new suspension to include adjustable shocks. New brakes and lines. All bushes replaced with poly-bushes. New brakes. Professionally refurbed wheels (5) and new tyres (less than 500 miles).


Minor: Major:


All good. Clock not connected in case of battery drain.

Vehicle History


Some invoices including recent sales invoice from RBW and work carried out. Fresh MOT and V5 showing 5 previous owners. Large collection of 1970's. 80's etc articles/magazines about the Reliant Scimitar, original sales promotional literature from the late 70's. Workshop manuals. The car will alson be supplied with a DVD containing pictures work recently undertaken.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history