RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner, this Reliant Scimitar SE5 - ‘BME 57H’ ... SOLD


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner, this Reliant Scimitar SE5 - ‘BME 57H’...

BME 57H has been Scimitar enthusiast owned for the past 15 years and has received significant investment during that time, undergoing full rebuild and many more improvements since. With only 5 previous owners and a good history file, including several magazine articles with ‘BME’ featured, this is an opportunity to purchase a well-sorted, fast-road spec early Scimitar.


  • Chassis No: 450979
  • Engine No: SC1727
  • First registered: 9 April 1970 (tax-free)
  • MoT test to July 2015
  • Mileage: 5772


  • 2001 respray (including full strip down, engine-out and chassis check/repairs)
  • Rebuilt Ford V6 3.0 to fast-road spec (balanced, lightened, head-worked and 272 cam)
  • Weber 38 DGAS carb and chrome air filter
  • 4-speed gearbox and overdrive
  • Facet solid-state fuel pump
  • Re-cored radiator (hi-performance core), new water pump
  • Kenlowe fan
  • Evans waterless coolant
  • Manifold and downpipes Zircotec heat-treated (2012) and mated to full stainless steel exhaust
  • Minilite Alloys (as new condition) fitted with Vredestein 195/60R15s
  • Spax adjustable shockers
  • Cobra seats in black leather, with headrests, rear also in leather and with a centre armrest
  • Waxoyl’d for protection


  • Old MoT certificates (showing mileage back to 1900 miles in 2002)
  • Tax discs
  • Press features: CCW, CCFS cover photo/article, Classic Motoring, insurance advert featured car
  • Valuation dated January 2014 for £12,000

Overall, a very smart looking SE5 Scimitar in a very attractive blue, set-off nicely with the pristine Minilites. Inside, the upgraded cockpit with leather seating and Motolita steering wheel makes for a comfortable place to be. Most notable though, is the very impressive on road performance: precise steering, straight and strong braking, nice gearchange and slick overdrive allied with good oil pressure and steady, low-normal water temperature and a solid, very ‘together’ feel shows how well sorted this particular Scimitar is.

This a practical, 4-seater sports tourer ‘estate’ and also quite rare (circa 40 remaining, only 5 of this year). BME is a Scimitar which can be enjoyed as-is or with very little improvement used for showing. Without doubt, an SE5 which has clearly had lots of money spent on it - a very well-sorted car!


Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing and test drive: 07791 417256 or