1971 Bond Bug
Here's something you don't see every time you pop to Tesco's that's for sure.
Owned by the vendor has since 2014 and supplied with a history folder containing various older photographs, parts and service invoices.
Built from 1970 to 1974, initially by Bond Cars Ltd, but subsequently by the Reliant Motor Company. Access is via a lift-up canopy instead of conventional doors.
The Bug was available in a bright orange tangerine colour, although six white Bugs were produced for a Rothmans cigarette promotion – one of which was also used in an advertisement for Cape Fruit. Only three Rothmans bugs are known to exist.
The Bond Bug was sold as being fun to drive, with the low seating position giving a similar exaggerated impression of speed.
However the Bug was no cheaper than more practical cars, costing £629, while a basic 850 cc Mini cost just £620.
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