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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 05:30 pm
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Huw Griffiths



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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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23587701@N06/2248401118/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23587701@N06/2248401018/in/photostream

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.


Regards,

Huw.

Last edited on Thu May 26th, 2011 10:03 pm by Huw Griffiths

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