Surely, this year’s NEC theme describes the Middlebridge Scimitar perfectly! A galvanised chassis and a strong glass-fibre body, some 30mm thick in places underlines this claim.
In 1987, the Scimitar GTE name and design was brought by the Middlebridge Company who wanted to give the car a new lease of life. Using an existing Reliant Scimitar SE6B, Middlebridge engineers set about modifying it and after some 450 modifications were made, a prototype Middlebridge Scimitar GTE was built and launched at the 1989 Earls Court Motor Show. This bespoke car is the ultimate model in Tom Karen's (Ogle) iconic and trend-setting design.
Sporting the superb Ford 2.9 Cologne V6 EFI engine, mated to an uprated Type 9 5-speed manual gearbox or (4-speed auto), these cars are fast – comfortable – economic – timeless. All 79 cars made still survive… they were definitely ‘BUILT TO LAST’.
Be sure to visit The MESS while at the show on stand 2-725 and get a close up look of these iconic cars.
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