Three-Wheeler with a Licence to Thrill; Classic Wheels

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), January 27, 2012 | Go to article overview

Three-Wheeler with a Licence to Thrill; Classic Wheels


Byline: IAN JOHNSON

WITH quite startling performance, the Bond 875 threw away the three-wheeler rule book. Just after the Second World war, Lawrie Bond launched his Minicar three-wheeler which was very sparse in terms of equipment.

But afterwards Bond qualified for a licence to thrill with its Triumph-based Equipe sports car and decided to develop this know-how into the world of three-wheelers.

The result was startling. The 875, built at the Bond factory in Preston, did not look much, but when you got behind the wheel it was made of sterner stuff.

Launched in 1965 with production getting under way the following year, the 875 was special because it had the engine at the rear, and not at the front as was normal with lightweight glass fibre three-wheelers. And the engine in particular was sourced from the Hillman Imp which gave the car some punch. Some said its performance was frightening, and yes it was a tad scary because the 875 could attain 80mph with little effort. The problem was the handling because oversteer was on a grand scale, due to it lightness at the front. In fact the whole car weighed less than 400kg making it a better performer than the Imp itself.

The 875cc alloy engine came as a complete package with Imp transmission, rear suspension and rear wheels. …

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