THEY ROLL OVER ALL THE TIME

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Giles Chap­man

This par­tic­u­lar myth was pop­u­larised by a 2010 episode of Top Gear, when Jeremy Clark­son re­peat­edly cap­sized one on a trip around Sh­effield. The Re­liant Own­ers’ Club says the car used for film­ing was al­tered to make it ar­ti­fi­cially un­sta­ble, be­ing fit­ted with a 10in driver’s side wheel, a 12in one for the pas­sen­ger side and a 13in one up front. The re­sults ru­ined the Robin’s oth­er­wise sta­ble han­dling – al­though it did make for amus­ing clas­sic car telly.

A Re­liant Robin heads steadily north – just like val­ues of the best ex­am­ples

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