Reliant Scimitar

Reliant Scimitar Tyres

The classic Reliant Scimitar originally fitted a 185HR14 radial tyre. We can offer you one of the ultimate classic tyres the 185HR14 Michelin MXV-P, there is also a Vredestein Sprint Classic for those on a tighter budget. We can also offer you a 195/75x14 with a whitewall tyre (however this does only have low speed rating) if you fancy a bit of fashion for the weekend drive out.


The following list is what Longstone Tyres recommends fitting to your Reliant Scimitar:


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    Recommended Reliant Scimitar Tyres


  1. 185HR14 Michelin MXV-P
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    185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P

    Starting at $300.72 $250.60

  2. Michelin 14F Offset Valve Tube
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    Michelin 14F Offset Valve Tube

    Starting at $21.00 $17.50

  3. Other Options for Reliant Scimitar


  4. 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    165 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $283.92 $236.60

  5. 165VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    165 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 N5

    Starting at $300.72 $250.60

  6. Jeu de 5 165VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36
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    Set of 5 165 R 15 PIRELLI CN36 N4 YEAR2017
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  7. Jeu de 4 165VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 165 R15 PIRELLI CN36 N4 YEAR2017
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  8. Jeu de 4 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 165 R15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $982.80 $819.00

  9. Set of 5 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 165 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67

    Starting at $1,207.92 $1,006.60

  10. 165SR15 Michelin XZX
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    165 SR 15 Michelin XZX

    Starting at $161.28 $134.40

  11. 165HR14 Michelin XAS
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    165 HR 14 Michelin XAS

    Starting at $208.32 $173.60

  12. 165HR15 Michelin XAS
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    165 VR 15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at $282.24 $235.20

  13. 165HR15 Michelin XAS
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    165 HR 15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at $300.72 $250.60

  14. Jeu de 4 165SR15 Michelin XZX
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    Set of 4 165 R15 Michelin XZX

    Starting at $619.92 $516.60

  15. Jeu de 5 165SR15 Michelin XZX
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    Set of 5 165 R 15 Michelin XZX

    Starting at $756.00 $630.00

  16. 165TR15 Firestone F560
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    165 SR 15 Firestone F560

    Starting at $178.08 $148.40

  17. 195/75R14 Hankook Whitewall
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    195/75 R 14 Hankook Whitewall

    Starting at $126.00 $105.00

  18. 195/75R14 Milestar Whitewall
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    195/75 SR 14 Milestar Whitewall

    Starting at $114.24 $95.20

  19. 165X15 Vredestein Classic
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    165 X 15 Vredestein Classic

    Starting at $228.48 $190.40

  20. 185HR14 Vredestein
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    185 R 14 Vredestein

    Starting at $236.88 $197.40

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Based on the chassis of the earlier classic Scimitar coupé and the Ogle design GTS estate car experiment, the classic four-seater Reliant Scimitar SE5 came with the 3.0 L Ford Essex engine. This gave the SE5 a claimed top speed of over 120 mph therefore needing to fit a good classic car tyre such as the Michelin MXV-P. A Borg warner automatic gearbox was added as an option in 1970 and by 1971, overdrive on the 4-speed manual was offered. In 1972 several improvements were included in the upgrade to SE5A, including a boost in power. The extra 7 hp and maximum engine speed raised performance quite a bit and the classic GTE was now capable of 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds and top speed was raised to 121 mph . The SE5's flat dashboard also gave way to a curved and moulded plastic one.

Directly following the announcement of the car, Autocar magazine tested a classic 3 litre Reliant Scimitar GTE in October 1968. They reported a maximum speed of 117 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 10.7 seconds. Overall fuel consumption for the test came in at 18.5 mpg.

4311 classic Reliant Scimitars SE5 were produced. The 5A model sold more than any other Scimitar, with 5105 manufactured. Princess Anne was given a manual overdrive SE5 for Christmas 1970 by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. It was Air Force blue in colour with a grey leather interior and registered 1420 H in recognition of her position as Colonel-in-Chief of the 14th/20th Hussars. Princess Anne later owned 8 other classic GTE's.


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