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1974 Reliant SuperVan III
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About the Reliant Supervan

The Regal 3/25 version was introduced in October 1962 and unlike previous Regals, this no longer had a wooden frame and instead had a unitary construction body of reinforced fibreglass. Fibreglass was moulded in two major units (outer and inner) and then bonded together and bolted to a steel chassis. Meanwhile, on 25 April 1968, a year before BMC celebrated their 2,000,000th Mini Reliant sales director T.H.Scott personally drove the 50,000th Regal 3/25 off the assembly line at Reliant’s Tamworth plant. A few months later, in August 1968, the 701 cc engine introduced in the Reliant Rebel the previous autumn found its way into the Regal. For the three-wheeler, the compression ratio was lowered to 7.5:1, reducing the power to a claimed 29.5 bhp from the Rebel’s 35 bhp.

Nevertheless, this still represented a useful increase over the 26 bhp claimed for the 600 cc unit which the 701 replaced. Reliant Regals and Robins enjoy something of a special place in British culture as symbols of British eccentricity. An example of a Regal is the iconic van belonging to Del Boy and Rodney Trotter in the long-running BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. The van is frequently, and incorrectly, referred to as a Robin or Robin Reliant by the public, but it is actually a Reliant Regal Supervan III. The Trotters’ original van is now on display in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, while one of two ‘back-up’ vans was sold in 2007 for more than £44,000 to British boxer Ricky Hatton but afterwards it was found this was a replica sold as a genuine film vehicle. They were several Reliant Regal vans used in filming, one to notice is in series 2 of Only Fools and Horses the inside of the van is now red after the original van was sold between series and only a red van could be sourced and then resprayed with the previous van’s number plates fitted for filming. Copies of this iconic van appear for sale on auction websites.

In another TV comedy, Mr. Bean, a running gag in the series involves the titular character played by British comedian Rowan Atkinson frequently coming into conflict with a light blue Reliant Regal Supervan III, which gets tipped over, crashed into, or bumped out of its parking space.

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DurationPrice
1 Hour..........................................................................£175
2 Hours..........................................................................£250
3 Hours..........................................................................£300
Half Day..........................................................................£400
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