1973 Bond Bug

Lot: 138

Sold for (£): 4,995
Offered for sale is a .7L 1973 Bond Bug manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 82 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A mostly original Bond Bug evoking memories of the 1970s.


  • A nice example of Tom Karen's futuristic design ready to roll
  • Front mounted 700cc reliant light-alloy, four-cylinder. 32bhp and 78mph
  • Finished in the obligatory Brilliant Tangerine with Black trim
  • Used only occasionally, it has covered only 2,000 miles over the last 10 years
  • Good owner's file with old MOTs, 10 years maintenance receipts, and spare keys



Lot Details

Registration: MRO 151L RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: .7L
Make: Bond Odometer reading (miles): 12000
Model: Bug MOT expiry: 2020-03-01
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: BB62090

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 82 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Fibreglass, so looks newer than actual age


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:







Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Runs well, but occasionally overheats (common with Bugs)


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Six previous owners. Good Owner's File with MOT Certificates going back to 2001-validating genuine mileage, a file of invoices and receipts showing about £1,000 of spares, parts and maintenance over past 10 years, and a ticket evidencing the car attending the Le Mans classic weekend in 2011 (it was driven there).


About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history