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Reliant Robin

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Reliant Robin

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Reliant Robin

The ultimate in powered tricycle technology. Still revered and used by aficionados and has survived despite being the butt of countless comedians' jokes. No thanks, or maybe thanks, to a Mr. Carrott in particular. Preferred transport of the legendary Del Boy Trotter.

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My Dad had three Reliants over about 20 years, with the last being a 1976 Robin van. As a family car they were great, family holidays to Devon, Mom, Dad and three kids, oh, and don't forget the dog. After his death in 1980 I kept the car for another six years, then switched to another English icon - the Land Rover. I still miss the old plastic pig, it was one of the most fun cars I have ever driven, and I always thought the dash on the mid 70s Robin was great.
David Nangreave


Whilst agreeing that the Reliant could have come from no other country but England, as therefore deserving of being an Icon, can i point out the Derek Trotter drove a Reliant Regal Supervan, and NOT a Robin as is generally believed.
Simon Hodson


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I nominate the red pillar box.

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