£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
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
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
fmb4: I am in desperate need of a latching assembly for my canopy. I am restoring, and have only a hole where it would have been. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe some one could send me detailed photos of same so I could perhaps have one made
Jun 10, 2019 21:52:08 GMT
rolydog2001: I'm about to fit mine soon, if you can drop me a PM via the forum with your email (or whats app better) I can send you some pics.
Jun 15, 2019 19:06:17 GMT
chris70: Hi, is there anyone selling or thinking of selling their bond bug I’m currently looking, I’m after a complete/ road worthy car. I am in Newquay in Cornwall but don’t mind travelling 150 miles or so
Jul 20, 2019 16:26:53 GMT