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This sale was only really viable for people in the UK, but kevmullet sold his car yesterday for £820 (nearly $1300).

For anyone not familiar with this quirky British vehicle, here's a picture of kevmullet's Reliant Robin. Yes - it's a three-wheeler!

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Production ran from 1973 to 2002, but Top Gear waited until a few years ago to do a "test drive". They weren't the most stable cars in the world, but they didn't roll this easily either. One of the comments for this video says "Why is dis car not in GTA 5?" :)

Reliant Robins could also be used for a very cheap form of motorsport.

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Wasn't this classified as a scooter or something?

They could be driven with a motorcycle license, so you didn't need to have a full car license. It gets mentioned in the Top Gear video that they popular with miners (mainly in the north of England) who used a motorbike to get to work in the summer, but had one of these to keep a bit warmer in the winter. The fiberglass body meant that they were quite light and didn't get stuck in the snow like larger vehicles.

The van variant, known as the Reliant Regal, was used a lot in 'Only Fools and Horses', one of the most popular British sitcoms of the 80s and 90s.

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I'm pretty sure I've posted this video before in another thread, but the 'Only Fools and Horses' van even gets involved in a brief chase. The opening jump is small compared to those of the General Lee, but I'm impressed they got it off the ground.

Fans of the show can even hire this car/trailer combination for their funeral. The business is appropriately called 'Only Fools and Hearses' :).

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