Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bond Bug (1970–74)

The Bond Bug is a small British two-seat, three-wheeled sports car built from 1970 to 1974. It is a wedge-shaped microcar, with a lift-up canopy and side screens instead of conventional doors. The Bond Bug was based on Chief Engineer John Crosthwaite's newly designed chassis and some Reliant Regal running gear. The engine is the front-mounted 700 cc (later uprated to 750 cc) Reliant light-alloy four-cylinder unit which protruded into the passenger cabin. Basic models 700 and 700E produced 29 bhp (22 kW; 29 PS). The more up-market model 700ES provided a power increase to 31 bhp (23 kW; 31 PS). The Bond Bug was capable of some 76 mph (126 km/h). The Bug was available in a bright orange tangerine colour, although six white Bugs were produced for a Rothmans cigarette promotion. Only 2,200 units were made. (wikipedia)

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