1973 Bond Bug 700ES

Lot: 538

Sold for (£): 7,700
Offered for sale is a 0.7L 1973 Bond Bug 700ES manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with no history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 116 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A superbly restored example of Tom Karen's futuristic design...

  • Front mounted 700cc Reliant light-alloy, four-cylinder. 32bhp and 78mph
  • 700ES was the upmarket version fitted with an improved head, better seats, more padding, mud flaps, a spare wheel, and an ashtray!
  • Just completed a full restoration, new stainless steel chassis, brake overhaul, new wiring etc
  • Finished in the obligatory Brilliant Tangerine with Black trim
  • Fully detailed
  • If you are in the market for one of these, you will not find a better one


Failed MOT due to insufficient washer liquid, headlamp aim beam incorrect offside front, stop lamp not working

Lot Details

Registration: DLJ 96L RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 0.7L
Make: Bond Bug Odometer reading (miles): 14562
Model: 700ES MOT expiry: 2018-03-14
Warranted: No Chassis number: BB62127

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 116 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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




Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


There are a couple of little bits and pieces to finish but will all be done including new MOT for the auction. Unfortunately we only have the V5.

About the CCA 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