1963 Reliant Sabre Six Coupé  Chassis no. SS300133 Engine no. S287668

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Lot 388
1963 Reliant Sabre Six Coupé
Registration no. RFP 155B Chassis no. SS300133 Engine no. S287668

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 5,573) inc. premium
1963 Reliant Sabre Six Coupé
Registration no. RFP 155B
Chassis no. SS300133
Engine no. S287668

Footnotes

  • An improved version of Reliant's first sports car, the Sabre, the Ford Zephyr-powered Sabre Six was introduced in 1962. The Tamworth firm's experience in the use of glassfibre for its three-wheelers led to the choice of this material for the bodywork, and with 109bhp available from its 2,553cc overhead-valve six, the attractively styled GT was good for over 110mph.
    One of only 77 examples built between 1963 and 1966, ‘RFP 155B’ was originally supplied to Argyll Motors, of Birkenhead in December 1963. The car subsequently enjoyed five owners before being taken off the road and put into dry storage in 1982. Purchased by the immediately preceding owner in 1990 and comprehensively restored - in the main - by Chris Lloyd of Scimitar Services. Wherever possible original fittings were retained during the restoration, which cost in excess of £10,000, but sensible modifications include a Kenlowe fan and a Toyota Celica five-speed gearbox. Refinished in silver rather than its original Burgundy, and featuring red interior trim, the car had covered fewer than 1,000 miles since completion when it was purchased by the vendor at Brooks’ Beaulieu Sale in July 1997 (Lot 559). ‘RFP 155B’ has seen very little use since acquisition and is described as in generally good condition, although the clutch cylinder is reported as defective and the upholstery has suffered some damage while the car has been barn stored. The vehicle is offered sundry restoration invoices, Swansea V5 registration document and its original gearbox.
1963 Reliant Sabre Six Coupé  Chassis no. SS300133 Engine no. S287668
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