The later Reliant Scimitars offer better engines, as well as improved build quality. They're also still great value
The GTE formula was so right that when Reliant came to replacing the model, the job was impossible. Instead, the Scimitar GTE was made wider and given a longer wheelbase, and new chassis settings erred on the side of comfort. It continued to sell handsomely and remained Reliant’s main money earner. In 1979, the 2.8-litre V6 Ford ‘Cologne’ engine was introduced, adding little to the mix other than continued supply.Although the GTE was later resurrected by Middlebridge, it failed to take off, and It disappeared from view in 1990.