1972 Bond bug nut and bolt rebuild. Show quality For Sale

Bond bug 850 cc. 1972<br /> Bought last spring, the bug was in running order but tired and neglected. The saving grace was that it had a recent new chassis and was fitted with a sweet running ,later 850cc motor with alternator and SU carb conversion.<br /> My grand plan was to make a useable, reliable car that I could use as a show car and a tow car for my motorhome.<br /> There followed a six month, virtually full time program of refurbishment. (Photo records and receipts)<br /> The chassis was cleaned and found to be Unmarked and rust free. Two coats of black hammerite later it should be trouble free for another 40 years.<br /> A very comprehensive mechanical overhaul includes complete braking system refurb with new master and all slave cylinders , flexi and copper pipes and friction linings. New suspension front and rear with adjustable coil overs.<br /> New pedal box with master and slave clutch cylinders. New fuse box and wiring. Led lights (originals kept). Tubular steel exhaust manifold with cherry bomb (sounds very fruity).<br /> Body refurbishment involved new canopy hinge mounting plates bonded in.<br /> (A common problem). New canopy hinges .glass out respray new headlights. New tailgate made from 13mm solid perspex wrapped in carbon fibre. New rubber mats, upholstery seat padding . New doors and side screens (cost £600). Powder coated alloy wheels new tyres new decals. Various upgrades including led lights, voltmeter, deep dish alloy steering wheel and direction indicator stalk on the steering column.<br /> The original engine was fitted with new gaskets, fully serviced . It starts and runs sweetly but I have another engine and box which has been race tuned. I had planned to fit these sometime in the future .<br /> The list goes on and on...., suffice to say,<br /> This is a VERY WELL SORTED bug.<br /> The trailer is a professionally converted Erde 3 motorcycle carrier that has retractable alloy loading ramps.<br /> The bug sits perfectly on it with great balance. Loads and unloads easily single handed . Tows beautifully with an all up weight of around 550kgs!!<br /> Driven less than 200 miles since refurbishment and is for sale as unfortunately the "sporting " ride is exacerbating an old back injury.<br /> Quite frankly after hundreds of hours, thousands of pounds I am gutted.<br /> But the reality is I cannot drive the bug for more than 20 miles without financing my chiropractors next foreign holiday.<br /> I have petrol in my veins and a collection of classic cars, so I will consider any interesting px with cash either way.<br /> Please don't even think about silly offers,<br /> It owes me more than I'm asking.<br /> ( the race engine gearbox and trailer cost me nearly £2k alone)<br /> Nice bugs are commanding very strong money and are rising steadily.<br /> Looks gorgeous, drives lovely ,turns more heads than my E type (annoyingly)<br /> And better than money in the bank.<br /> Books and manuals, loads of spares.<br /> V5 in my name<br /> Registered historic. Mot and tax exempt.<br /> £140 pa insurance with agreed valuation of £14k. <br /> My loss your gain....07711767711 Bob<br />
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