FOR SALE: 1963 Bond Mini Car
Bond Mini Car is the name given to a series of economical three-wheeled cars manufactured by Sharp\'s Commercials Ltd (The company was renamed Bond Cars Limited in 1964), in Preston, Lancashire between 1949 and 1966. Described as a \"short radius runabout, for the purpose of shopping and calls within a 20-30-mile radius\", the prototype was demonstrated climbing a 25% gradient with driver and passenger on board with a dry weight of 195 pounds and a cruising speed of around 30 mph. At the time of the report (May 1948), it was stated that production was \"expected to start in three months\' time\". The prototype was built at Bond\'s premises in Berry Lane, Longridge where it is now commemorated with a blue plaque. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present the 1963 Bond Mini Car 3-wheeled station wagon you see pictured here. This is very interesting and rarely seen car as it is an extremely small, three wheeled vehicle powered by a small motorcycle engine! This car will definitely demand attention anywhere it goes! Finished in a deep maroon, the paint on this small car is in great shape, showing only minor imperfections. The body is straight and solid. The chrome does show minor imperfections but still shows very well overall and has an excellent luster. Inside the car, you will see that is a right hand driver and very simple. The seats are wrapped in gray vinyl and look good. There are some minor wear marks and stains but that is typical of a 50 year old car. The carpets are also in good shape. Under the hood, you will find that the small engine doesn\'t take up much space in the engine compartment! The Mini Car is powered by a Villiers 247cc twin cylinder engine. Attached to the engine is a 4 speed manual transmission. The car sits upon a set of 10\" chrome wheels wrapped in 4.00-10 tires. The price of micro cars is on a steady upward incline. This little Bond car is sure to draw its fair share of attention while you see its value increase. \"Better than cash in the bank!\" The VIN is 0642254TE and the mileage currently shows 29,551. The Bond Mini Car is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!