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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:26 pm

Hi

I will be putting pics here: http://homepage.mac.com/macksy/PhotoAlbum5.html periodically. Starting off with a pic (not big I'm afraid) of my lovely black GTI and some curiosities... I'll post a note of any additions as I do them.
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Post by Mr B » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:11 pm

An FW11, what was that? Was it a Prototype BX or something?
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Post by M » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:17 pm

Mr B wrote:An FW11, what was that? Was it a Prototype BX or something?
Prototype Reliant Scimmitar (1977) by Bertone

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Post by Mr B » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:22 pm

Well I never :shock:

All the info here, half way down the page http://sporting-reliants.com/Prototypes.htm

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Post by M » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:26 pm

Dig that dashboard - and what motor is that under the lid???

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Post by cavmad » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:25 pm

Very enjoyable reading about the Reliant cars. As you are probably aware Philip a garage in Chester hold all the manafacturing rights for Scimitars and used to have quite a few Reliants for sale as well as do a lot of restoration work on them.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:53 pm

Oeeeheeer it dont half look like a mk 1 bx dont it!

By the way are ther any MK1's left?

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Post by mnde » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:19 pm

My word, even the backs of the seats look like a BX, with that hollowed out area and the storage pouches!!

But that dashboard is horrid. It looks like an KORG M-1 electric keyboard. A huge lump of heavy square blackness!

Fascinating car though.

The "corrugated" rear lights and panel remind me of the Pininfarina BMC prototype, and of course the Rover SD1 which was one of the cars influenced by this design (the others being the GS and the CX)..

And in turn the SD1 influenced the '81 "J-Car" Cavalier, and I believe the GS/GSA influenced the MK2 and newer Astras and also the Skoda Favorit!

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Post by Mr B » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:34 am

Marty wrote:Dig that dashboard - and what motor is that under the lid???
Looks like a Pinto lump from a Mk3 Cortina.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:53 pm

Hi Just added some more pix. The Visa's worth looking at...
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Post by Calfskin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:40 pm

Or an FSO Polonez....

Oh, I've spoilt it now... LOL
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:50 pm

Spoilt it? Nah, I think the FSO was built quite well. By comparison. :D
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Post by Calfskin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:19 pm

I think the Reliant FW11 and the FSO Polonez are very similar. So much so I think that they are the same car... The Poles did a Concordski with it!!!

Now there is a car that is rarer than the mk1 BX... When was the last time you saw an FSO Polonez, or the later Caro for that matter?

I'm beginning to scare myself as I like the FW11, especially the dash and the position of the gearchange... Very sporty... Oh dear...

The sooner Rene is back the better! LOL
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Post by cavmad » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:38 pm

Calfskin wrote:I think the Reliant FW11 and the FSO Polonez are very similar. So much so I think that they are the same car... The Poles did a Concordski with it!!!

Now there is a car that is rarer than the mk1 BX... When was the last time you saw an FSO Polonez, or the later Caro for that matter?

I'm beginning to scare myself as I like the FW11, especially the dash and the position of the gearchange... Very sporty... Oh dear...

The sooner Rene is back the better! LOL
As regards the Polonez I think there was one on eBay recently.
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