Introduced in November 1960 the Regal Mk VI was possibly the last new car in the world to be sold with a side valve engine. It was also Reliant’s last vehicle to be sold with a coach built body featuring a hardwood frame and fibreglass panels.
The Mk VI was very similar to the previous Mk V though there were distinct changes. The windscreen was much deeper and inside the dashboard now featured a large speedometer positioned in the centre of the dashboard. Whilst the van retained the individual rear lights, on the Mk VI saloon, a combined light cluster was introduced taken straight from the BMC Mini. The saloon also featured extra headroom at the back with a roof that bulged over the rear window. In 1961 a Reliant Regal Mk VI saloon purchased new cost £447 8s 5d and the 5cwt van cost £348 10s 0d
The Regal Mk VI saloon was replaced by the radically different Regal 3/25 in October 1962. At the same time the Mk VI van became the MK VI-A van and was powered by the new 598cc OHV engine until a Regal 3/25 van was produced in May 1963.