The Reliant Regal was a small three-wheeled car manufactured from 1953 until 1973 by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, England, replacing the earlier Reliant Regent cyclecar van. It was a three-wheeler, therefore under UK licencing it was considered a tricycle. Due to the lightweight construction, under 7 cwt, the vehicle could be driven on a motorcycle licence in the United Kingdom. A light-commercial version with a side-hinged rear door was marketed as the Reliant Supervan
Other articles related to "reliant regal, reliant, reliant regals, regal":
... By 1956 the bodywork of the (by now) Mark 3 version of the Reliant Regal had changed completely to glass fibre ... for building composite-bodied specialist vehicles, such as the sports cars Reliant Scimitar (including the upmarket sports estate Scimitar GTE, owned by Princess Anne) and ... To power the Reliant Scimitar and Sabre, Reliant first turned towards Ford of Britain and were supplied with the Zephyr 6 and Consul 4 engines ...
... Reliant Regals and Robins enjoy something of a special place in British culture as symbols of British eccentricity ... An example of a Reliant is the iconic van belonging to Del Boy and Rodney Trotter in the long-running BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses ... referred to as a Robin, but is actually a Regal Supervan ...
Famous quotes containing the word regal:
“A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.”
—James Fenimore Cooper (17891851)