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  • BMW Isetta / Hot Wheels WHATTADRAG
    Sumitoma HTRZ II 285 35ZR18 tire in the rear it will smoke any other microcar out there It uses Premium 93 Octane Fuel Yes there is a switch to make it throw flames out about 4 feet on each side Manufacturers Body by Bayerische Motoren Werke Munich Germany Everything else done by The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Model Isetta WHATTA DRAG Motor Chevy 502 Big Block Body Steel Years Built

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  • 1950 Bond Minicar Mk A
    at an absolute minimum of running cost and at the same time keep the initial price down by simple construction that of a stressed skin monocoque As the prototype had to be lowered through a hole in the second story floor to the ground it was obvious that new production facilities were needed These took the form of Sharp s Commercials a well established company recently involved in the distribution of Chevrolet trucks under the government s Lend Lease scheme Early Mark A s were stark primitive vehicles with the motor mounted on and steering with the front wheel The wire and bobbin steering was unreliable and dangerous if broken and was soon replaced by a rack and pinion system This constant upgrading and improvement of specifications also available as retrofits on demand characterize the history of the Bond Minicar Early Mark A s had plexiglass windshields no rear suspension or electric starters and had a shorter cockpit than the Mark B s This example painted in its original metallic green came from Holland via Germany and shows its original dealer badge Manufacturer Sharp s Commercials Preston Lancashire England Model Minicar Mk A Motor Villiers 2 stroke Body Aluminum Years

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  • 1951 Bond Minicar Mk B
    A was not officially recognized until the model had been replaced by the Mark B since the longevity of the line had not previously been envisiaged Probably the most striking feature of the Mark A s and Mark B s is the headlamps fitted on to the side of the body they tend to vibrate loose and to end up pointed directly down to the ground Four versions of the

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  • 1953 Bond Minicar Mk C
    mounting and suspension at the front the suspension being by trailing arm and coil spring controlled by a hydraulic shock absorber Worm and sector steering also replaced the earlier rack and pinion design to give a 90 lock in either direction literally enabling the car to be turned round in its own diagonal length The earlier Mark C models retained the Villiers 6E engine but in July 1953 this was replaced by Villiers 8E of the same capacity but a later development At the same time a new method of chain adjustment was introduced and some other minor changes incorporated The facia panel for example now extended the full width of the car and eliminated the glove pocket for which was substituted a handle grip to assist passenger entry and exit and a manufacturer s badge Both the 2 seater and 4 seater were fitted with a hood as standard although a moulded fibreglass hardtop was subsequently made available for saloon conversion On some models fibreglass construction was also used for the rear wings and bonnet top although the latter feature was not continued Basic model designation continued as the standard model with hand pull starting and in the De

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  • 1957 Bond Minicar MK D
    type electrical system 12 volts as opposed to the original 6 volt lighting and new rear suspension For the De Luxe model a SIBA electric starter was fitted consisting of a single unit embodying generator starter and ignition built into the engine direct on to the crankcase Reverse gear in models fitted with it is obtained by switching the engine to run in the opposite direction of rotation accomplished basically by means of a second set of contact pints timed for opposite direction firing but with other interior modifications over the standard flywheel magneto unit the 9E engine running equally well either way With such a system all gearbox ratios are available for driving in reverse but only first or low gear would be used The model D was again produced in both 2 seater and 4 seater versions of which this car is an example with hoods and a Fiberglass hardtop variant for the 2 seater The 2 seater Mark D ceased production in favor of the Mark E when this later Model appeared December 1956 Manufacturer Sharp s Commercials Preston Lancashire England Model Minicar Mark D Motor Villiers 9E 2 stroke Body Aluminum monocoque Years Built May 1956

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  • Bond Minicar MK F
    car like with proper 7 inch headlamps and its new box section frame allowed the fitting of doors The seats tilted forward allowing access to the luggage boot 1 180 were built over 11 months alongside the still popular D A complete update of the Minicar was scheduled in late 1958 The new Mark F range based on the highly regarded E bodystyle consisted of a 3 seat tourer a four seat family sedan with fiberglass roof and two inward facing hammock seats and a 3 seat coupe The heavier body needed the bigger 246cc Villiers motor with four speed gearbox The car was a big success and production was up by 150 In 1960 the range was expanded with the Ranger Van based on the family saloon without the rear windows and seats and the Minivan without the passenger seat The latter was able to be driven by a 16 year old with a motorcycle license but only 40 were built The Model F was probably the most popular and practical Minicar built by Sharp s It was followed by the G which attempted to bring the Minicar more in line with real cars with its forward placed windshield

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  • 1972 Bond Bug
    by Tom Karen managing director of David Ogle Ltd got rid of the idea that three wheelers had to look like four wheelers in the UK Why design an awkward looking radiator if the wedge shaped front had the desired effect already The new car being technically a motorcycle was not allowed at the Motor Show so Reliant scored a publicity coup by building a Bug whose body was joined Siamese style back to back and showing it as a four wheeler instead The recesses for the headlights and fresh air were somewhat rough and ready The car is boarded like an aircraft i e by tilting the cabin lid forward And like the Morgan with its exposed engine at the front the Bond Bug is not too afraid to show its rear axle and exposed coil springs The Bug was produced for the 17 to 25 year old age market and it was just offered initially in just one colour a bright tangerine orange It could be driven with a motorcycle license When the Bug was discontinued in 1975 it was the end of Bond as a name This car was restored in England by Ivan Smith during the

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  • Brutsch Mopetta
    Secretary sit in it and he took One Photograph of it While he had time to attach the wheels for the IFMA Exhibition he did not find time to sort out the mechanicals so the Mopetta was placed high up for display so that this was not an issue After much interest at the IFMA from several countries Brütsch began to actually set about to make the Mopetta work and fitted a 50cc ILO motor with kickstarter to it Since the body was Fiberglas Brütsch hit upon the idea of also marketing the vehicle as a boat The fact that it was not watertight did not discourage him in the least Publicity photos were taken apparently showing the Mopetta crossing a stream but in reality the water was perhaps only a few inches deep at the most Georg von Opel planned to build the Mopetta at the HOREX factory to sell it as the Opelit at his OPEL dealership but he lost interest in 1958 and only 14 units were ever built Manufacturer Egon Brütsch Stuttgart Germany Model Mopetta Motor ILO 2 stroke Body Fiberglass Years Built Fall 1956 1958 No Cylinders 1 Chassis Steel Tube No Produced 14 Displacement

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