Reliant shelf

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Reliant shelf 3/30 (1968–1971)
Reliant shelf 3/30 (1968–1971)
Sales designation: Shelf Mk. I-VI
Shelf 21 / E, 3/25 and 3/30
Production period: 1952-1973
Class : Microcar
Body versions : Limousine , station wagon , panel van , convertible
Otto engines : 0.6–0.75 liters
(12.5–23 kW)
Length: 3048-3429 mm
Width: 1372-1524 mm
Height: 1370-1450 mm
Wheelbase : 1892-1930 mm
Empty weight : 394-445 kg
Previous model Reliant regent
successor Reliant Robin
Model (1:43) of the Reliant Regal Supervan III from the TV series Only Fools and Horses

The Reliant Regal was a small, three-wheeled car, which the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth ( England ) in 1952 produced up 1,973th As a light three-wheeled vehicle, the Regal was allowed to be driven with a motorcycle license in Great Britain .


Over the years there have been different versions: Mark I , Mark II , Mark III , Mark IV , Mark V , Mark VI , 21 / E , 3/25 and 3/30 .

The vehicle height was given as 1370 mm in 1958 and 1450 mm in 1970.

Cultural reception

The Reliant tricycles hold a special place in British culture as symbols of British eccentricity. The most famous bay is the famous van that Del Boy and Rodney Trotter in the many years of the BBC broadcast sitcom Only Fools and Horses belongs. The delivery van is often and incorrectly referred to as Robin , but in fact it is a Regal Supervan. Trotter's original van is on display at the Cars-of-the-Stars Motor Museum today, while one of the two replacement cars sold to noted British boxer Ricky Hatton in 2007 for over £ 44,000 .

In the comedy series Mr. Bean , the title hero often comes into conflict with a light blue Supervan III shelf, which he knocks over, hits or pushes out of a parking space. Various cars were used for the Mr. Bean series; at least one of these cars was later scrapped.

In the animated film Cars 2 , the character Tomber is based on a shelf.

Web links

Commons : Reliant Regal  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Culshaw, David & Horrobin, Peter: The Complete Catalog of British Cars 1895-1975 , Veloce Publishing plc., Dorchester (1997), ISBN 1-874105-93-6 .
  2. BBC Webnews (English)
  3. Information about a Reliant shelf from the TV series Mr. Bean (English)