RELIANT Scimitar GTE SE6b
The final generation of Reliant produced GTEs failed to replicate the success of the earlier models. The design may have aged gracefully, but demand tailed off (as it did for all large engined cars) during the recession in the early 1980s, and the GTE then simply faded away. The last models were a real improvement over the earlier SE6s, though, as they were lighter and stiffer and more comprehensively equipped. The GTE was later resurrected by Middlebridge, but failed to take off, despite Princess Anne buying one, and disappeared from view in 1990.