The quest for greater power also affected Bond and the motors became bigger so that the Bond 875 of 1965 appeared with a Hillman Imp power unit instead of a sputtering two-stroke engine. Bond took the easy root and installed the Hillman engine, complete with gearbox and suspension. Drive was no longer through a single front wheel but through both rear wheels. Bond ceased making cars with two-stroke engines in 1966 and a three-wheeler could be ordered with a Triumph Spitfire engine in 1967. Bond cars gave the top speed as 79 mph (126 kph) but this must surely have been measured over a dead straight road with no side wind with the car weighing a mere 858 lb (390 kg).
Further Information: The top speed was far higher than that given by manufacturers. 90 MPH was more normal. Acceleration with a 8cwt body and Hillman imp engine beat most sports cars of the day.