Rare Bond caught in Anglesey

The quality of the printing on this postcard is horrible. Nevertheless, it yields a little gem. Escaping from the pack of mass produced steel-bodied Fords, Austins, Morrises, Triumphs and Hillmans is a very rare fibreglass Bond Equipe GT. If you squint you can almost see those funny little rear fins.

Only 444 were ever made by the Preston company but one clearly made it to Anglesey. For more information about Bond cars see Bond Cars.

Although the postcard is stamped and posted (to Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend) there is no postmark, so we don’t know when it was posted. Looks to me as though the photo was taken in the late sixties. The green Hillman New Minx looks to be one of the most modern cars and that came out in 1967 and that very long dark car in front of the building behind the clock tower could be a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, which came out in 1968, though it somehow seems unlikely that there would be one in Llangefni. (The Bond was produced between 1963 and 1964.)

Equipes were basically fibreglass bodied Triumph Heralds, so who knows, it may have survived as the body won’t have rusted and the chassis and mechanicals are easy to repair and source. I hope so.

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