£12,000 ...nice tail pipe extension (looks very original), stainless tank I think - side screens don't look right, however, I think the they've been reworked so that the bottom section also opens (either forwards or backwards) somehow. Don't like the decals as they've been done with a carbon fibre look - also, despite what it says in the blurb, a decals missing off the boot lid. Engine number on the plate might indicate that a later 850 engine is fitted?
Mixed feelings about an increase in the perceived value of Bugs - on one hand I'd like to see them as "respected" as BMW / Isetta bubble cars etc. etc. - on the other, higher value puts spares and restoration costs up and tends towards getting cars locked away as an "investment" and trailered everywhere rather than driven - certainly not driven with the enthusiasm we see so frequently expressed on this forum. In particular those with half the rotten remains of a Bug at the end of the garden behind the shed will believe its worth what ever it is that Sothebys manage to flog this one for so won't sell to someone who genuinely wants to get it back on the road or conversly will attract an "investor" who'll pay top money for the wreck and then not have to skill or determination to restore it
Not the correct wheel caps but close enough to be forgiven I suppose ...the wheels themselves are 100% correct: Extractons (the webbing flutes are deep dish) but the centre caps should have a black and chrome Bond Bug "B" sticker not Dunlop - even though Dunlop D1s are frequently used as wheels these days as Extractons are no longer made
Don't think that Reliant ever offered a locking petrol cap themselves; although, back in the day, they were easy to find in car shops and were frequently fitted by owners (remember oil crisis in '73 :-) - I fitted one after some rouge had all my petrol out). So; if I recall correctly, the cap is correct, except it should be black not chrome
bondbug750: Mk2 ...oblong - but not the same as Bug - I'm racking my brain to guess what part bin they came out of :-( - but I bet it's Mk1 Ford Escort - or Vauxhall Viva late 60's
Jun 27, 2018 8:08:06 GMT
Purplereign: . . .Are they not the same as Reliant Kitten/Allegro? New subject please: I'm looking for a scrap bodyshell. No mechanicals/trim/chassis needed, preferably one that is too ropey to restore properly as it would be a waste. But I need a canopy glass and ligh
Jul 15, 2018 15:32:02 GMT
martin: Hi there , i have not been on any forums before . my father has a bond bug which has been in his garage since 1989 . the reg is CBF 820H and the chassis no on logbook is 800002 . Neither of these seems to register on here , any help or info would be good
Jul 25, 2018 15:41:52 GMT
bondbug750: CBF819H was chassis no. 1 - the first production Bug ...famous (infamous) for its use in the so called Carnaby Street Lord John advertisement - I guess what you've got is the 2nd production Bug!
Jul 26, 2018 15:17:00 GMT
karl: Martin, join the bug club.
Aug 6, 2018 18:18:40 GMT
karl: For more details pm me or Ron Biggin (Biggles)
Aug 6, 2018 18:19:30 GMT
martin: OK will join club , but cant print form yet ,will do when home next week
Aug 12, 2018 16:21:10 GMT
martin: Hi, as my father cannot get ins he would like to sell his bug. I will put on ebay but if anyone is interested please ring Martin 07590723076 . Good bits... he has rebuilt it and its one of the first . Bad bits ... its painted red and has home made bumpers
Sept 2, 2018 9:22:46 GMT
Little-John: I watched Mike and Eddd. restore a Bond Bug on "Wheeler Dealers." At the Woburn 40th birthday party there were two very professional looking 4 wheel Bond Bugs (one yellow, one green.) Were they factory versions? How were they done? By whom?
Dec 1, 2018 22:10:14 GMT
davidhtomlin: hoping to buy a bug, advice appreciated.
Dec 10, 2018 13:28:14 GMT
andrea: HI Guys! trust everybody enjoyed the holiday season! Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help? Please let me know. Thanks
Jan 6, 2019 22:58:49 GMT
andrea: Hi Guys! anybody there?
Jan 7, 2019 21:39:15 GMT
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT