On this Day 1972: 100,000th Reliant Regal drives off the production line

On this Day: December 6th, 1972.

Not to be confused with the later three-wheeler Reliant Robin which is often mistaken for the one used in Only Fools and Horses – which is actually a 1967 Reliant Regal (Supervan III) – or to be confused with the Reliant Rialto (the replacement for the Robin). This is the first in line. The last in several designs under the Regal brand that was first issued in the 1950s. However, as most people mistake both the Rialto and the Regal for the Robin, it appears all were far too similar to notice any differences…

The ATV Today report shows shots of 100,000th Reliant Regal coming off the production line at the Tamworth factory. Reporter Ruth Elliott talks to Roger Musgrave about the car which provides low cost motoring. He also shows Ruth how the factory uses two sites which means that the chassis has to be pushed across the busy A5 road for final assembly in the second works.

Reliant made a series of three-wheelers. The most well-known of these was and still is the Robin, which replaced the Regal in 1973 which in turn was replaced by the Reliant in 1982.

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