Ever since the 3-wheelers.com models were produced in September 2002 I had been looking for a Reliant Regal Supervan III to build my own “real” full sized 3-wheelers.com model. Due to the success of the BBC series “Only Fools and Horses” Reliant Regal Supervans have a good market price and most that are sold end up being painted yellow with the words “Trotters Independent Traders” across the back. I am the odd one out however, I wanted one to paint blue and to carry the 3-wheelers.com logo as my models do.
After many months of looking I suddenly came across one thanks to John at Carwise Reliant Spares in January 2004 who found me a vehicle for sale. As a proud owner of a 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III the project to turn it into a real 3-wheelers.com model ensued and was finally completed in June 2005. The Regal I have needed totally restoring from the ground up and whilst a total restore was something I never really planned to do, it was seriously great fun. I hope by publishing this restoration it may help other folks who are thinking of taking on a similar project themselves.
Sadly Ole Blue was totally destroyed when she burst into flames in May 2008.