ok guys this was my first ever car,here in the uk if you hold a full motorcycle licence only, you are restricted to three or two wheeled vehicles until you pass your car driving test .
maybe some of you have seen these before, it should give you a good chuckle, with a top speed of 85mph and weighing only 800kgs they were bloody unstable, but still fun to drive.
Oh , and it only has three wheels, one at the front and two at the back, the rear wheels being the drive wheels.
Since then i have owned in the region of twenty or so cars until the bimmer i now own (I'm a little older than most of you guys)
The Reliant Robin was first introduced in November 1973. Designed by Ogle Design Ltd (under the code name TW8) the Robin was powered by a water cooled four-cylinder 750cc engine that yielded 32 bhp. The vehicle had a complete glass-fibre body attached to a box steel chassis and featured a rear opening window that was soon a trend to be used on cars world wide. This allowed the Robin to make full use of its interior as luggage space and with the rear seats folded down would have a loading capacity of 30 cubic feet. With the rear seats in use there was a loading capacity of 8.5 cubic feet behind them. The Robin came in several variations, The Standard Robin, The Super Robin, The Robin Estate and the Robin Van. The Super version featured more instruments on the dashboard than most 4-wheelers. The Robin was also to receive a further boost when HRH The Princess Anne brought a Robin Super Saloon when she was living at Sandhurst Royal Academy.
In 1975 the Robin received a few minor changes in its body work but the biggest change was that it was now powered by an uprated 850cc engine which increased the power to 40 bhp and gave a top speed of 85 mph with a 0 - 60mph time of 16.1 seconds. The engine also featured a new SU type carburetor which replaced the old Zenith type.