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A Bond drove by today !
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:08:59 PM »
It's not very often you see a micro on the road is it , I was just driving along in Chorley and a Bond G estate drove by going the other way . The Bonder probably didn't notice me waving furiously as he was battling with the gorgeous sunshine in his eyes . Pale blue with Royal blue bonnet ( and roof ? ) I have never seen the car before , mind it's a lovely day and there might be a few around as we are only 16 miles from the old factory at Preston . The last time I saw a micro on the road it was also a G estate , that time cream and pale green , and I didn't know that one either , that was in Shropshire much further South . The Last of the Minicars the G' do seem pretty good all rounders ( spell check - alto undies !! )
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 03:49:58 PM »
funny but when I here Chorley mentioned and a Bond I immediately think red - the model don't matter but VON do  ;D 8)

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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 05:25:03 PM »
I have absolutely no idea does anyone else ???
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 06:13:33 PM »
Pity it was not Chorlton.
'Eee, like greased lighting, is that Bond. Must be a Wheelie'.
But it was not.

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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 06:14:46 PM »
Sounds a bit like this one that was for sale recently :
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C522403#

Been a long time since VON was in Chorley Plas man.  Both owner and Bond are still around I believe.
Another one from that area and era was Ian Jennison.

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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 06:30:37 PM »
I had absolutely no idea what your comment meant !! Red VON Chorley absolute rubbish ! I was thinking red fondue ? Red Chorley cakes ? How on earth are we meant to know VON was ever a Bond ?  :)
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 06:33:16 PM »
No no no . The Bond I saw today was Royal Blue over a very pale blue - predominately the car was really bluey white . The driver at a glance looked a little like Clive Steggel
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 07:06:09 PM »
I had absolutely no idea what your comment meant !! Red VON Chorley absolute rubbish ! I was thinking red fondue ? Red Chorley cakes ? How on earth are we meant to know VON was ever a Bond ?  :)
You need to read that great publication 'Know your Bond'  ;D
VON and it's owner were very well known in Bonding circles years ago.  VON has changed hands several times since then though but remains unchanged.

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 07:12:59 PM »
Dave McNiece, when he had it, always called it "Von"* (and then it went, I think, to Jason H).

*Not as interesting, though, as the Reliant which he called "Diana" - because it was registered XRH

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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 07:25:51 PM »
Originally restored and owned by Doug Felton from Chorely.  Brush painted in red enamel which was still wearing when I last seen it a few years ago.  Bob Cotton owned it before Dave McNeice.

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 09:44:29 AM »
Ah there you both have me . I have perused ( spell check perished ) my copy of Know your Bond and can find no reference to red, Chorley or VON . Admittedly all those letters are included but necessarily in the correct order !  :) are there other versions ? No colours or registrations are within .
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 09:56:18 AM »
I think we were both had, there, Richard. Doubting the truth of it, I went straight to my copy, too - no, Bonds are not named, registered or numbered there!

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 10:05:40 AM »
Ah  :)
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2015, 12:39:31 PM »
I expect its this one - pic from Classic Car Weekly Feb 16 2000
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