Wow!! The power of the Internet!!!
My dad had always fancied a scimitar, so in 1978 he went to the local dealer in Lincoln and ordered a manual o/d Wedgwood blue 6a
I remember the excitement on the day we went to fetch it, after collecting the car we set out to drive the 15 miles home, 5 miles later dad thought the steering felt funny, he stopped to find the front wheels had come loose!!
After tightening them up we continued home only to find they were loose again!! We still don't know why they came loose, but they needed tightening every time it went out.
The next day dad wanted to show of his new toy, so we set off to one of his friends near hull, no Humber bridge at this time, so 90 miles in the scimitar,on the way up whilst travelling at speed around a long sweeping bend, my dad momentarily lost control to which my mum accused him of not paying attention, it turned out that when under load the wheels would collide with the body. He painted the inner wheel arch edge with white paint to prove it!
Monday morning came, dad was on the phone to the dealer, who after looking at it told him there was nothing wrong with it!! Knowing there was something wrong, my dad kept at the sealer to sort it out, at one point they offered to re profile the wheel arches to stop it catching!!!
This went on for a while, he got the AA involved, who refused to road test it after inspecting it because it wasn't safe to be on the road.
At this point dad would have quite happily swapped it for another, but the dealer still insisted there was nothing wrong with it!! So when he told them he wanted his money back, they accused him of spending more than he could afford, which really annoyed him. So he got solicitors involved and took it to court, the day before the case, the dealer turned up with a new scimitar and asked him if he wanted to swap, he was so fed up by this time he told him where to go!
At the court case my dad received a full refund, and bought a Rover 2600 sd1
Skip forward 6 years the Rover is about dead, dad's looking through auto trader there was an aquamarine blue gtc for sale, which he still owns to this day.
Some years later we were at another reliant dealer in Boston, talking about this very subject, and they recalled having it in, where they found the front suspension was on wrong sides and wrong way round, though which parts I don't know.
We just happened to be looking at the dvla mot test website, and it now tells you where the last mot was done on a car! So we looked up the old scimitar to see where abouts in the country it was, I have also googled " reliant scimitar Turkey" and found a picture of it, so thank you for getting in touch.