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1965 Reliant Scimitar GT Ogle Triplex GTS [SE4]

1965 Reliant Scimitar GT Ogle Triplex GTS [SE4] in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 1978-2002 IMDB Ep. 1999

Class: Cars, Proto / Concept — Model origin: UK

1965 Reliant Scimitar GT Ogle Triplex GTS [SE4]

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Sandie SX

2012-12-28 00:30

Copied from: /vehicle_511802-Reliant-Scimitar-GT-SE4a-1967.html

dsl wrote Phil the Greek's car was the unique 1966 Ogle Triplex GTS (Glazing Test Special) based on Scimitar - http://www.sporting-reliants.com/Prototypes.htm - just distinguishable in thumb.

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Quote Triplex Glass Company asked Ogle to build a project car to help demonstrate their use of laminated sundym glass.

Using a Scimitar GT bodyshell, it was modified to produce this Triplex Ogle GTS (Glazing Test Special).

The car was originally registered as 660 GLE, but the numbers were spaced to make 66 0GLE, which did get them into trouble by the police at one stage, but the registration was later accepted.

The car had a heat-absorbing glass roof, curved round side windows, laminated heated front and rear window. The car was covered in a total of 43 square feet of safety glass.

After its feature at the London Motorshow in1965, the car was then driven to the Turin Motor Show by two journalists, where it was admired by many Italian Designers.

The GTS was acquired by Prince Philip for his own personal use for two years before being loaned to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The car was then owned by the late Scimitar and Sabre expert 'Don Pither' who sadly passed away in 2002.

66 OGLE is now in America, but in the safe hands of one of its designers "ex-Ogle - Professor Carl Olson".


-- Last edit: 2012-12-28 00:41:42

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