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1948-1965 Bond Minicar 3-Wheeler


Overview

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.




24,484

£199

£3750

£3000

£1500

£700


Performance

N/Asecs

N/Asecs

55mph

12bhp

10lb/ft

65mpg


Engine

N/A

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Solid (later changed to independent, coil/rubber spring)

front-engine FWD

N/A

glassfibre monocoque

Chain drive


Dimensions

2640mm

1650mm

140kgs


 Bond Minicar 3-Wheeler

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