One Wheel Less: 1983 Reliant Rialto 2 GLS Estate

Think the three-wheeler is odd? Consider this: the first self-powered vehicle was a steam-engined three-wheeler, with a single front wheel. Invented by Frenchman Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot, it likely inspired the 1886 Benz Patent Motorcar, also a three-wheeler with a single… more»

Low Mileage Station Wagon: 1987 Plymouth Reliant LE

With the popularity of the Chrysler Mini Van taking the world by storm in 1984, many would-be station wagon buyers were allured to the fresh design when it came to making choices for their next family hauler, but the… more»

Better Than a Trike: 1989 Reliant Rialto SE

Reliant might have been the oldest company that made the most models while still being obscure in the history of automaking. Founded in 1935 by Tom Lawrence Williams and E.S. Thompson, who built a prototype in Williams’ yard, Reliant… more»

Three-Wheeled Wonder! 1989 Reliant Rialto Estate

“Three points define a plane,” as we learned in Geometry class, and the three-wheeled Reliant Robin and its successor the Rialto prove this geometrical tenet lacks the stability normally expected in a motor car. Enthusiasts outside the U.K recognize… more»

Three-Wheeled Hauler: 1973 Reliant Regal Supervan

UPDATE 10/26/2020 – This 1973 Reliant Regal Supervan that we featured back in December of 2018 has reappeared on the market. Barn Finder Jim C spotted it for us, so thank you for that, Jim. The details on it… more»

Autorama Feature Car! 1976 Reliant Robin

Of all the unique vehicles in the world, the Reliant Robin has to be in the top ten. This particular example is for sale here on craigslist in Riverview, Michigan  and was featured at the 2020 Detroit Autorama. Let’s… more»

Nicest One Left? 1987 Plymouth Reliant

Here’s one of those cars that most of us saw on almost every streetcorner a couple of decades ago and then they all disappeared. They were everywhere and most of us either had one or knew someone who had… more»

Only One In USA? 1988 Reliant Scimitar SS1 Turbo

Here’s one you don’t see every day, certainly not in the U.S. and not even in its native UK surroundings. The 1988 Reliant Scimitar Turbo has a turbocharged four-cylinder taken from a Nissan Silvia that was good for 135… more»

Quirky Brit: 1969 Reliant Scimitar GTE

If you’ve always quite fancied the idea of following in the footsteps of the British Royal Family, but have never had the social connections to do so, then maybe your search is over. I have to really thank Barn… more»

Iconic Brit: 1976 Reliant Robin

For many people, especially outside the UK, the Reliant Robin first entered their consciousness via the TV series Top Gear. In its appearance on that show, it was repeatedly criticized for its lack of stability. The fact is that… more»

Rare Shooting Brake: 1973 Reliant Scimitar SE5a

Here’s something you don’t see every day:  a British 1973 Reliant Scimitar SE5a in Frederick, Maryland, one of perhaps six in the USA. Fans of the original automotive magazine Top Gear may recall the show’s scathing review of the… more»

Short A Wheel: 1987 Reliant Rialto GLS SE

After being imported from the UK, this three-wheeler icon is looking for a new place to call home. The seller states that he has the proper paperwork so that the next owner will be able to register it in… more»

Hello Kitty! 1977 Reliant Kitten Van

If you’re like me, and let’s hope that you’re not for your family’s sake, you love anything unusual like this. Yes, even if it’s in a country other than the US. Barn Finds is read around the world and… more»

Grandfather’s Car: Reliant Scimitar GTE

This listing for a Reliant Scimitar GTE here on eBay in the UK shows a pretty dramatic before-and-after following the car being washed clean of its covering of mold and dust. The seller says it’s his grandfather’s old car and… more»

Topless Three-Wheeler: 1976 Reliant Robin

We featured a 1980 Reliant Robin at the end of November here. That one was complete and not customized. Parked in Northampton, Pennsylvania and listed here on eBay is a 1976 Reliant Robin with a bid of $830 at… more»

Are Three Wheels Enough? 1980 Reliant Robin

This 1980 Reliant Robin was not the result of a cost-cutting suggestion! In the UK there were some licensing laws that allowed the operation of a three-wheeled vehicle without a regular driver’s licence, and there may have been some taxation reasons… more»