1948-1965 Bond Minicar 3-Wheeler specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic and Performance Car
At the end of the war cars were at a premium so engineer Lawrie Bond came up with a budget three-wheeler Britain could afford. The Bond Minicar was poverty motoring in the extreme: no roof, no doors, brakes only at the rear and precious little suspension. The 1-cylinder two-stroke 122cc motorcycle engine started life with just 5bhp but gave 40mph and a claimed 104mpg. Minicars gradually became more refined and powerful until production ended in 1966. The final Mark G had a roof, doors and hydraulic brakes.
Price at launch:
Independent, coil spring
Solid (later changed to independent, coil/rubber spring)