MMA Model #007 – Bamby Car Mk2
In 1984 Bamby Cars Limited was taken over and production moved to a new modern factory in Hull, UK. At the request of new management Alan Evans revised the Bamby’s design and the Bamby Cars team promptly completed the MK2 prototype which was painted red. Soon after Alan Evans sold his remaining shares ending all association with Bamby Cars Limited.
As part of the re-design the Bamby Car Mk2 was changed to a Suzuki 49 cc petrol engine with an electric start, and the suspension revised. The handlebars were replaced by a steering wheel like the Bamby Mk1 prototype. The car had front hydraulic disc brakes and a 3-speed automatic transmission. Claimed up to 100 mpg (2.35 L / 100 km). The Mk2 had 2 round headlights and a single hinged door. The front and rear steel subframe was enhanced by a full chassis to support the fibreglass body and the engine attached to the chassis. The car weighed 107 kg. The MK 2 price was £1597.
A cross-city car marketed to women. The car could be customised with a rear hatch for easy access to the parcel space behind the driver, and came in a choice of colours of red, white, blue, yellow, and black. The revised Bamby Car Mk2 was displayed in 1984 at the Ideal Home Exhibition, and even with the support of professional publicity and the keen interest shown by the public, this did not translate into sales and the final Bamby was completed soon after.
Approximately 50 Bamby Car vehicles including the MK1 and MK2 were produced.
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