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Variations:

Reliant 7 CWT Jap 600cc single

Reliant 7 CWT Jap 750cc Twin

Reliant 8 CWT Jap 750cc Twin

Reliant 8 CWT Austin 750cc side valve

Reliant 10 CWT Austin 750cc side valve

Reliant 8 CWT Reliant 750cc side valve

Reliant 10 CWT Reliant 750cc side valve

Body Types:

Van

Pick up

Special Editions:

None Known

Data:

Starting life in 1935 the first Reliants were fitted with a 600cc 15hp J.A.P single cylinder engine and the driver sat astride the engine. This was soon replaced in 1936 by the J.A.P 750cc V twin engine so now a passenger could be carried as the van gave a more car like experience whilst driving, the vans size was also increased to 8CWT. Wanting more power in 1939 the Austin 750cc side valve engine was sourced and fitted to all vans and also allowed for the larger size van to now be made the 10CWT. After the second world war Austin announced that they were no longer going to produce the engine Reliant used, so a deal was done and Reliant could then produce there own version of the engine and Reliants first in house made engine was born.

35 7ctw

Reliant 7ctw 1935

Photograph Courtesy of Elvis Payne

36 7ctw

Reliant 7ctw 1936

Photograph Courtesy of Elvis Payne

8ctw 49

Reliant 8ctw 1949

Photograph Courtesy of Geoffrey Payne

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