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About Bond

Bond Cars Ltd was a British car maker. The company was formed by Lawrie Bond in Preston, Lancs in 1948. Initially called Sharps Commercials Ltd, it changed its name to Bond Cars Ltd in 1965. The company was taken over by the Reliant Motor Co Ltd of Tamworth, Staffs in 1970 who closed the Preston factory but continued to use the Bond name until 1974 on cars made at their Tamworth plant.

Bond Minicar

Bond Cars began production of an economical three-wheeled car in 1949. It was called the "Minicar Mark A", and was powered by a single-cylinder two-stroke Villiers engine of 122 or 197 cc. Bodywork was mostly aluminium, though some models used fibreglass for parts of the car. It proved very popular at the time owing to post-war economies.

The Minicar moved on through several different incarnations, culminating in the "Mark G" in 1961. Convertibles were offered, as were van and estate versions. The engine was upgraded, first to a single-cylinder 250 cc and then to a 250 cc twin-cylinder Villiers 4T (optional on the Mark G). The engines were essentially motorcycle units and therefore had no reverse gear. However, this was a minimal inconvenience, because the engine, gearbox and front wheel were mounted as a single unit and could be turned by the steering wheel up to 90 degrees either side of the straight-ahead position, enabling the car to turn within its own length.

Reverse gear of a sort was offered on later models, but using this involved stopping the engine and starting it backwards. This was done by reversing the Dynastart unit, a device which doubled as both starter and generator. It operated as a starter motor when the starter button was pressed but when the engine was running it generated power instead and recharged the battery.

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2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 1.5L SV M-4
38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp        
   

Bond 12/50 (1927)

2-door 2-seater roadster, 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in, 38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 0.7L OHV M-4
21.6 kW / 29.0 hp / 29.0 hp  47.0 N·m / 34.7 lb·ft / 34.7 lb·ft
   

Bond Bug 700E (1970)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 701 cm3 / 42.8 cu in / 42.8 cu in, 21.6 kW / 29.0 hp / 29.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 47.0 N·m / 34.7 lb·ft / 34.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 0.7L OHV M-4
23.9 kW / 32.1 hp / 32.1 hp  49.0 N·m / 36.1 lb·ft / 36.1 lb·ft
   

Bond Bug 700E (1973)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 748 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in, 23.9 kW / 32.1 hp / 32.1 hp, 49.0 N·m / 36.1 lb·ft / 36.1 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
2+2-seat
S4 8v 1.1L OHV M-4
47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp  91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft
   

Bond Equipe (1963)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1147 cm3 / 70.0 cu in / 70.0 cu in, 47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 132 km/h / 82 mph / 82 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
S4 8v 1.3L OHV M-4
55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp  102.0 N·m / 75.2 lb·ft / 75.2 lb·ft
   

Bond Equipe 1300 (1967)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1297 cm3 / 79.1 cu in / 79.1 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 102.0 N·m / 75.2 lb·ft / 75.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 158 km/h / 98 mph / 98 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
S6 12v 2.0L OHV M-4
70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp  159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft
   

Bond Equipe GT 2-Litre (1967)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
S6 12v 2.0L OHV M-4
77.6 kW / 104.1 hp / 104.1 hp  159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft
   

Bond Equipe GT 2-Litre (1968)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 77.6 kW / 104.1 hp / 104.1 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
2+2-seat
S4 8v 1.1L OHV M-4
50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp  91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft
   

Bond Equipe GT4S (1966)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1147 cm3 / 70.0 cu in / 70.0 cu in, 50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph top speed

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