makers often send the last-ever example of a long-running model to a car museum.

But not Reliant Motors, maker of quirky three-wheeled cars for 65 years. It
made a final sale, the last of over 300,000.

This week, the final car, a limited-edition Robin 65 in smart metallic gold,
came off the assembly line at the company’s Burntwood, Staffordshire factory
and was promptly driven home by retired builder John Leigh.

Leigh, 53, won the historically-significant Reliant in a competition organised
by the Sun tabloid newspaper.