Reliant Scimitar GTE 5A
Reliant Scimitar GTE 5A
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Reliant Scimitar GTE 5A
Year 1971
Registration plate UK
Chassis Number TBA
Engine Number TBA
Engine Capacity 2994cc
Transmissions Manual 4 speed + O/D
Mileage TBA
Body style GTE Sports Estate
Interior color Black
Exterior color Green
Seating capacity Four
Wheels and Tyres Wolfrace Alloy
Asking Price £8995
The SE5 was conceived and ready for the 1968 Motor Show in less than 12 months. For the SE5 John Crosthwaite and his team designed a completely different longer chassis frame, revised suspension, new and relocated fuel tank, a rollover bar, new cooling system, spare wheel mounted in the nose to give increased rear space and a 17 1⁄4 imperial gallons (78 L) fuel tank.[5] When designing the chassis Crosthwaite worked closely with Ogle body stylist Peter Bailey to modify and refine the prototype. The main change introduced in the SE5 was the sports estate hatchback body shape. Although other car manufacturers had also produced hatchback models. The SE5 came with the same 3.0-litre Ford Essex engine used in the SE4a/b. This gave the SE5 a claimed top speed of over 120 mph (193 km/h). A Borg-Warner 35 automatic transmission was added as an option in 1970 and by 1971, overdrive on the 4-speed manual was offered. 4,311 SE5s were produced. It was an instant success; The 5A model sold more than any other Scimitar, with 5105 manufactured. Princess Anne was given a manual overdrive SE5 as a joint 20th birthday present and Christmas present in November 1970 by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
First registered as LVX 829J in February 1971, this GTE has been subject to a continuing mechanical refurbishment in our workshops, and after a spend just under £15,000, it is now ready for the road once more. The work carried out is detailed below. It is in very good overall condition with extensive mechanical works carried out as detailed by invoices in history file.
Finished in dark green, the body shell is in good condition, with decent chrome and exterior trim.
The interior is also in good condition but a new owner may wish to replace the sand coloured door cards with black to match the seats and carpet.
Completed in 2018, the Scimitar has had the following work carried out over a period of five years in our workshops supported by invoices in the history file totalling £14,885 2018 Electrics, relays, wiring £623 2018 Complete rebuild, sundry mechanical and bodywork repairs £2193 2017 New alloy radiator, battery, hi torque starter motor, brakes, sundry works £3255 2014 Refurbish Wolfrace wheels, new clutch, new water pump, sundry works £2303 2014 V6 Engine rebuild, cams reprofiled, flywheel lightened, £2304 2013 Project assessment, initial repairs, sundry works £2541 2103 Collection, shipping, minor parts and recommission to start £1666
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