Reliant Scimitar GTE
Everybody knows about the Reliant brand for its diminutive three-wheel model they called the Robin, which had an infamous part in the Top Gear show. However, Reliant was a brand that had more than a few interesting models beside the tiny, unstable three-wheel car. And one of the most forgotten but coolest cars is the Scimitar GTE.
Introduced in 1968, the Scimitar GTE was a shooting brake version of the two-door coupe of the same name. They built it on a custom chassis powered by Ford’s 3.0-liter V6 engine with 150 HP. And it gave the elegant Scimitar a respectable performance, especially by the standards of the day.
They marketed the Scimitar GTE as a luxury car with the comfort of a wagon and the performance and the looks of a sports GT coupe. They ceased production in 1986 after making over 4,500 copies.