1968 RELIANT REBEL - £1,800 as adve...
For sale is my Reliant Rebel estate. Its MOT'd and taxed until june 2014. The last mot was passed with no advisories and the car is good mechanically, bearing in mind its 45 years old! I'm only looking to sell as I own 4 other classics and I'm at the limit of the amount of cars I can store! It has had a few modifications in the past, notably it has been fitted with an 850cc engine, a rare high ratio rear axle (believed to be from a bond bug) which gives better economy. It has also been fitted with an all synchromesh gearbox from a 3 wheeled Reliant which is considered to be a better design. Odometer shows it as having done 22,000 miles which I sadly cannot verify. The interior has been refitted though this is now looking tried in places. The piantwork is showing its age and it would certainly benefit from a respray. Will come with a history folder with some old paperwork and a lot of recent receipts. Recent work includes: - Brake system overhaul; slave cylinders, pipes etc - Suspension Overhaul, bushes, trunnions, dust seals - Engine Serviced, Plugs and Oil & Filter, - Replacement SU Carb. waterpump & Radiator - 4 New Radial Tyres, - Chassis welding to the offside front Spring hanger and nose supports. - Lots of other new parts fitted recently I can supply opening rear side windows, (which were a factory optional extra) or if your keen to have the van version I have the moulds to produce side panels to convert it to a van. About The Reliant Rebel: For those that dont know much about the Rebel it was Reliant Motor Companys bid to break into the lucrative small car market. It was launched in 1964 to much acclaim, The combination of lightweight plastic GRP bodywork on a strong conventional steel chassis was hailed as an important innovation in terms of small car construction. The Body styling was by Ogle associates who went on to design other 20th centaury design classics such as the Raleigh Chopper and the Scimitar GTE. However when the car launched the coachbuilt construction process meant purchase price was higher than some of its rivals (BMC Mini, Hillman Imp etc.) As a result very few Rebels were produced and only about 1800 were actually sold in the UK. There are now thought to be less than 40 cars on the road. The Rebel uses engine and drivetrain derived from the Regal. The front suspension is Triumph spitfire based. With braking components shared with the Anglia and escort mk1. So spares availability is generally pretty good. Most components can be sourced though Ebay and they are represented by the Reliant kitten Register which despite its name has a good stock of new and used Rebel spares. For a long period the Rebel has been an overlooked classic, however they have recently started to gain the attention of buyers and restorers who are looking for an alternative classic that is Practical, Economical, Cheap to run and surprisingly good to drive. Values for well restored examples have now started to rise significantly and roadworthy cars at a good price are very hard to find. Would be an ideal starter classic for someone or an interesting weekend / project car, and with a bit of work it will make someone a fantastic car. Viewing Highly Reccomended
- 22000 Miles
- RefCode: CCFS205815