Our 1973 Reliant Scimitar was won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions a little while ago now. However, the lucky winner has been out of the country so we have been looking after the car on his behalf.
Now that delivery is fast approaching, classic car technician Jonn has been giving the car its pre-delivery inspection to make sure everything is as it should be.
Jonn was pleased with our Scimitar so it is now ready to go to its new home.
Classic car technician Brian has been working on the latest car available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, our 1963 Reliant Scimitar GTE. Brian made and replaced the dash top cover, ensuring that this classic car’s interior looks as good as possible for the lucky winner who is soon-to-be-found.
Brian started by making a paper pattern for the cover before using this to cut the cover out of vinyl.
The dash top was sanded smooth in preparation for glueing and was masked up. The back edge of the new cover was glued in place first followed by the top edge. Brian then folded the vinyl around the front edge and trimmed the excess material off.
Now that the new dash top cover is fitted, our Reliant Scimitar is ready to be won on Tuesday, 6th June.
Even though our 1973 Reliant Scimitar is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website, that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t get cared for before its new owner is eventually found next week. A prime example of this is classic car technician Jonn has been making some repairs to our latest competition car to make sure it is completely ready to be won.
Jonn gave the car a full check over and topped up the engine coolant. He noticed that the washer pipe wasn’t connected properly, so he reconnected this under the bonnet and tested the washers. The lights, fluid levels, wheel nuts, and tyre pressures were all checked, and Jonn was satisfied that these were as he expected them to be.
The car then went up on the ramp so Jonn could conduct a deeper inspection. The chassis and components were checked and the front suspension and propshaft were greased.
Jonn went on to strip the driver’s door and removed the panel to investigate why the electric window was not working. It was found that the window had come off the regulator. This was resolved by refitting the regulator and, as you can see in the video below, the window now works perfectly.
After repairing the window, Jonn removed the front wheels and replaced the top inner bolt on the upper ball joint and fitted a lockwire to secure the rubber boot.
A new oil filter was also fitted before a satisfactory road test was carried out and our 1973 Reliant Scimitar was given the green light to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Our 1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.
With a list of high-profile owners, even HRH Princess Anne has owned several of these classic cars over the years.
If you’d like to win your very own 1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE, tickets are available now.
Just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this 1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE.
It will be going into our classic car restoration workshop to be inspected by our classic car technicians who will compile their condition reports. Keep a look out on the Bridge Classic Cars newspage very soon for more on this rare and unique classic.