Corgi 389; Reliant Bond Bug 700 ES

 

The Bond Bug is a small British two-seat, three-wheeled car which was designed by Tom Karen of Ogle Design for the Reliant Motor Company, who built it from 1970 to 1974, initially at Bond Cars Ltd factory, but subsequently at Reliant's Tamworth factory. It is a wedge-shaped microcar, with a lift-up canopy and side screens instead of conventional doors. If it looks familiar from the movies it was used as the basis of Luke Skywalker's Speeder in the first Star Wars film.

I always wanted one of these when I was a teenager, a real one that is, I thought they were so cool.

Corgi Toys added the car to their range in April 1971, it is always either orange or lime green. Production continued up to 1974. These are quite sought after and the lime green version is harder to find so prices are reasonably high.

 
  Corgi Toys 389; Reliant Bond Bug 700 ES; Lime Green Corgi Toys 389; Reliant Bond Bug 700 ES; Orange
  Corgi Toys 389; Reliant Bond Bug 700 ES; Lime Green

Corgi Toys 389; Reliant Bond Bug 700 ES; Orange

 


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