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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:25 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:25 pm   #2 (permalink)
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its called a robin reliant. it was a car designed for the elderly and mildly disabled.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
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a robin reliant
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:35 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It was a Reliant Robin van. It was not designed as an invalid car - three wheelers were taxed as a large motorcycle so road tax was cheaper. They could also be driven on a motorcycle license (but there were some strange regulations about reverse gear having to be blanked off) at the time but the comment about being able to drive one at 16 now is probably not true since the regs for a bike licence have changed a lot and you cannot get a full one at 16.
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It's a Reliant Supervan III, nothing to do with a Robin, that was a different Reliant vehicle altogether. Nothing to do with the disabled, nor did it have reverse blanked off, could be driven on a motorcycle licence. Completely conventional to drive, apart form a distressing tendency to fall over if cornered vigorously - take it from me!
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It's a Reliant Supervan. Nothing to do with the Reliant Robin which was made later. The Reliant Supervan was based on the old Reliant Regal. As they had only 3 wheels, you could drive them at 16 years of age on a motorbike licence. They were rather unstable, loading the back heavily could make the steering ineffective and the thin fibreglass used to make the body light enough to class the vehicle as a motorcycle was so weak it broke easily even at parking speeds. Otherwise they were just like a normal car to drive!
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:42 pm   #7 (permalink)
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There is no point in myself answering it now, as others have. But, The vehicle does seem to be constructed on a motorcycle or similar unit, judging by what other answerers have suggested.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:45 pm   #8 (permalink)
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The correct name is a Reliant Regal Supervan - take a look at this link:































http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliant_Regal































And here's a picture of a Reliant Robin:















http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3D40%26um%3D1















































Although I am not a fan of these motorised wheelbarrows, it annoys me when people refer to them as a "Robin Reliant".















The manufacturer is Reliant.















The model is Robin - or in the case of the Trotters' van, Regal.































You don't talk about a Corsa Vauxhall, or a Mondeo Ford, do you?
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:50 pm   #9 (permalink)
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its a robin regal van
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:53 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Don't forget that Del also drove a 'Ford Capri Ghia'!
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