Here’s a variant of the popular K-Car I had never heard of: the 1982 Plymouth Reliant Spring Sport Special, as seen here on eBay. With only 40,000 miles from new, it’s barely broken in and still wears sharp looking paint and an extremely clean interior, presenting almost as good as new.
Now…there is nothing remotely sporting about this car. The Spring Sport Special package consisted primarily of the two-tone paint job, a luggage rack and I thought upgraded wheel covers – but the seller says these Rally-style wheels are original to the car. Before you get too excited about the condition, the car has been re-painted at some point, supposedly quite well.
The word “Sport” had little bearing on the car’s performance, as the stock engine and mechanical systems remain. But at least the engine bay is near spotless and the seller claims it has been taken out and run on a regular basis, despite its low mileage. He also estimates that this is one of a very few Spring Sport Specials left on the road, and he may be right. I’ve never seen one.
What a mint interior! I mean, literally – it’s mint in color. It’s also in good shape, and sporting “upgraded” foot pedals, which received their chrome accents as part of a dress-up kit. There’s an opening bid of $3,950 with no action; do you think this Plymouth Reliant deserves some love, or is the price too high for an otherwise ordinary car with some cosmetic enhancements?