The Reliant car company was set up in the 1930’s on the belief that the days of lightweight three-wheelers were far from over. The company went on to produce the first Reliant which enjoyed some additional success because it was originally exempt from the equivalent of today’s Vehicle Excise Duty.
The company went on to build a variety of cars, from economy-based three-wheelers like the Regal or Rialto, to the sportier Scimitar and Sabre. These cars may look very different to more modern cars, but insurance companies will calculate insurance premiums based on a range of factors, which includes value, power and potential repair cost.
- With many Reliants now considered classic cars, you may be able to get tailored cover or reduced premiums with a classic car insurance policy
- Replacement Reliant parts may be difficult and expensive to find, which could push insurance premiums up
- On the plus side, all pre-1973 cars are exempt from road tax, which could save you money if yours was built before then
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- Founded - 1935
- Production ceased - 2002
- Headquarters - Tamworth, England
Famous for producing the three-wheeled Robin, Reliant was a British car manufacturer that ceased production in 2002.
Although no longer in production the Reliant Robin can still be seen on the roads of the UK and enjoys a strong cult following. Other models produced by the company include the Kitten, Regal, Scimitar, Rebel, Rialto, Sabre and Super.
Reliant's best known model is probably their Regal Supervan, made famous by its part in the hit TV show ‘Only Fools and Horses’, though in season 7 of ‘Top Gear’, the Reliant Robin was converted into a space shuttle in an attempt to make a budget reusable spacecraft (with limited success).