|View single post by Huw Griffiths|
|Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 05:30 pm||
|That picture of a Reliant 3/30 van takes me back a bit.
I know a yellow one appeared in the BBC TV sitcom "Only Fools and Horses" - but this isn't why I remember them:
About 40 years back, someone I know had one of the car version (known as a Reliant Regal).
He didn't like the thing very much - it was cramped, unstable and very difficult to work on. Also, if he needed to get at the engine, the only access was a tiny hatch halfway up the bonnet.
I'm also not sure how rigid the GRP bodyshell was.
Saying all this, I know the things have their enthusiasts. I also know that I'm not among them.
I'm not completely sure about this, but I suspect their popularity might have something to do with some "grey areas" in the UK driver licensing laws at the time.
Last edited on Thu May 26th, 2011 10:03 pm by Huw Griffiths