Reliant Bond Bug – 1970

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The Reliant Robin, Regal and Rialto three-wheeler cars have a certain air of eccentricity, a peculiarly British charm that is inextricably linked with ‘characters’ like Mr Bean, or Del Boy in the TV series Only Fools and Horses. Reliant was keen to dissociate three-wheelers from this rather whimsical image and wanted to promote them instead … [Read more…]

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 – 1968

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 - 1968

It all began in 1935 when bicycle company Raleigh decided to discontinue its three-wheeler delivery van. The van’s designer was T L Williams, who founded Reliant to take over production. This led to a series of three-wheelers culminating in Reliant Robin economy cars and the extraordinary Bond Bug.