Wednesday 14th February 2001
The Sun newspaper presented the final Reliant Robin 65 to its owner after being won in a prize. All Robin 65’s were all sold within weeks of their announcement at a cost of around £10,000 each. As each 65 was completed its new owner was invited to the Reliant premises to pick up the vehicle and tour the factory to meet the people who had built the car. The limited edition Robin 65 – named after the number of years the car was in production was luxuriously fitted out with red and grey leather upholstery, wood trim and a high specification sound system. It had alloy wheels and distinctive gold paintwork. The car’s 850cc engine gave it a top speed of 80 mph, with an impressive fuel consumption of up to 90 mpg.