1970 Bond Bug Three-Wheeler (Orange)

From 1970 to 1974, a total of 2,562 Bond Bugs were produced. These three-wheeler were designed to be economical, but nobody was particularly amused by the single front wheel, which made the whole thing quite unstable.

1970 Bond Bug Three-Wheeler (Orange)
1970 Bond Bug Three-Wheeler (Orange)

With their ‘powerful’ 29 horsepower engine, the Bond Bug boasted an acceleration to 60 mph of 26 seconds, and a top speed of 75 miles an hour. I don’t know about you, but going at that speed with only one wheel in the front seems suicidal.

1970 Reliant Bond Bug (red)
1970 Reliant Bond Bug (red)

Also, it had no doors, only zippered-up ‘curtains’. If I was going to ride something orange with no doors and no protection, I would choose a motorbike, not this thing. Nevertheless, this little car made some sort of impact, as it has its defenders and enthusiasts to this day.