As a manufacturer of tricycles, Reliant started producing sports cars in 1961 with the Saber Six, until 1964. The car was a bit dated and unsuccessful. In 1962, Ogle Design showed the Ogle SX250 at the London Motor Show, a redesigned Daimler SP250 sports car with space for 2 adults and 2 children. Daimler was not interested in producing this car and Reliant took over the rights of Ogle.
Following the name Saber, the new car was called the Scimitar GT (SE4) and its first public appearance was at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1964. The bodywork was formed from fiberglass. The first 297 SE4 cars used the Ford straight-six 2553cc engine. Then the Ford Essex 3 liter V6 unit was used.
This car was delivered on July 19, 1966 and all original bills and history is available including an extensive photo album with many details of this car. The car was imported from England in 2016. After many years of extensive and very good restoration, this car is in excellent condition without any sign of osmosis.
What makes it even more special is that this car originally ran 52,000 miles and comes with the original purchase invoice from 1966. All together makes a real collector's item!