1971 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 man/OD £14995

motodrome offer for sale this lovely 1971 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 Manual with Overdrive, finished in Olympic Blue with Black interior.

1971 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 man/OD for sale at motodrome


This wonderful example underwent a total body-off rebuild by a RSSOC member around 10 years ago, and saw little use until being recently recommissioned, and is now probably one of the nicest Scimitars available, and quite rare too being an SE5.

It carries all it’s early and desirable SE5 features including the early flat dash.

Fitted with overdrive gearbox and Dunlop composite alloys with a matching set of Goodyear tyres.

Also upgraded with polybush suspension, Spax adjustable coilovers, electronic ignition, and kenlowe fan.


Odometer reading  89000 miles.

We’re told the owner 2011-21 carried out a full body-off rebuild, and the chassis is superb having been extensively restored with the body off – no corrosion or deterioration evident anywhere. Had new, upgraded outriggers as part of the restoration and everything underneath has been prepped and painted for continued preservation and longevity. Sensibly upgraded with stainless steel fuel tank; Kunifer brake hard lines; copper fuel line; new insulation rubbers; reinforced front mounts; extensive use of stainless steel fasteners etc. etc. 

mechanically excellent condition having benefited from extensive work and improvements – no known issues. Brakes are all new – all new hard lines, new upgraded flexible hoses, new cylinders, shoes, pads, discs, drums, fully rebuilt original calipers plus upgraded to twin circuit master cylinder with integral servo and silicone fluid. The brakes pull up keenly and evenly with a pleasingly light pedal. Gearbox excellent, lovely crisp gear selection with rose jointed linkage, overdrive works as it should, serviced with fresh oil and filters. Rear axle good, fully overhauled with new bearings etc. Engine shows good oil pressure and provides stout performance with no nasty smoke, noises or rough running. Maintains steady temperature under all conditions. Benefits from new core plugs, upgraded stainless steel coolant pipes , silicone coolant hoses with Mikalor clamps, electronic ignition, new alternator, new coil and leads, auxiliary electric fuel pump and cooling fan. Starts well hot or cold. Suspension tight and compliant, polybushed, new trunnions, new ball joints, drop links etc etc – it drives really nicely and feels gratifyingly sporty and taut.

Electrically it’s been upgraded with supplementary fuse box with relays for load circuits; upgraded headlights to H4 halogen with bulbs; switchable electric radiator fan; battery isolation switch. All electrical components, lights, fans, gauges etc. working as intended, with the exception of the clock.

It’s totally sorted,  looks lovely and drives superbly with that wonderful Essex V6 soundtrack

It’s MOT, RFL, and ULEZ compliant although we’ll be providing it with a fresh 12M MOT on sale, as well as 6 months warranty.

Scroll to the very bottom of the page and you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description.

viewing  by prior appointment.

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