For a car named ‘Bond’, you would expect an air of suave to surround it. Well it certainly doesn’t disappoint, Infact this car would not look out of place in a Roger Moore era Bond film. The front grille has an American feel about it, but the body is quintessentially British. It is no surprise then that the Bond Equipe was based on the Triumph Herald. The Body is also fibreglass (it was made by the Reliant company).
Many people may not have heard of the Bond name but over 4000 Bond Equipe cars were manufactured between 1963-1969. The 2 Litre convertible only produced around 600 and the low figures produced make this car an extremely rare sight to see. Infact, the DVLA statistics show that in 2013, only 76 are left on the road.
As many of the cars parts are interchangeable with Triumph Car Parts, our regular customer took advantage of the unusually sunny weather to take the car out for only the second time in 3 years, stopping to see us at the David Manners Group en route. This Bond has recently undergone a restoration for both the interior and exterior which makes it possibly the finest example left out of the dwindling numbers.