Yep RN but that pic I did was done well before TG.
I had the more powerful Vitesse 2 Litre,basically the same body as Captain Slow's Triumph, not his
Triumph t'was a near disaster,but the Triumph car.
(and much later a Triumph Spitfire based home brew -Alloy bodied hill climb car)
Trevor,I think the Bond Equipe 1300 and later 2 Litre were all Triumph based, so had the seperate Chassis. The 1300 had a Spitfire engine, in Coupe form only and the second edition had twin headlights similar to the first 2000's *ones.
The 1967 Bond Eqipe 2 litre, also had the Vitesse GT6 engine which came out of the Unit construction Triumph 2000 *Saloon.
The earlier Sports Six engine came out of the pre Michelloti styled 2000' Standard Vanguard Vignale Six, sleeved down to 1600 cc.
I was sorely tempted to buy a nice example of one off EBay, however the plastic fantastic, SS1 was a third of the Buy it now price anyway.
There is a Vitesse convertible for sale right now with the 2.5 PI engine, based again on the 2000 six,a popular conversion, however the 2 litre was enough of a handful as Dougal and yours truly have discussed elsewhere.
Fairphorpe's last rendering had one,as did the Trident Tycoon, which also had V6 and V8 models, the Ventura and Clipper, on a TR6 Chassis.
That was originally an Alloy Fissore bodied car, on a lengthened TVR Griffith chassis with bodywork designed or Styled, by Trevorre Fiorre(real name Trevor Frost) and he was responsible for the first 2 Litre Bond Equipe Coupe.
which after TVR went bust reemerged in Woodbridge Suffolk by. TVR main dealer, Bill Last, with Fibreglass bodies firstly on Austin Healey 3000 chassis and Mustang Hi po 4.7 V8s giving 275 BHP.
The Scimitar SS1 is actually mainly polypropylene bodied and on a backbone Chassis like a Lotus Elan one even to the extent of having semi trailing arm suspension.
By the time of the 'Small Sports'Scimitar, Reliant owned Bond, so maybe why you thought they were Equipe based.
After the demise of the Herald /Vitesse (the Mark 4 GT6 lived on another 4 years)Bond dropped the Equipe, which was available in Convertible as well as Coupe form from the introduction of Mark 2, in 1968 till 1971.
Another car I had been tempted by before, was an Equipe made into a sort of Scimitar GTE, by tacking on the roof from a Herald Estate, instead I had bought my Viva HB.
The engine in the little Scimitar is from the front wheel drive Escort 1600 CVH but I am not sure if the five speed gearbox is, as it is connected to the rear wheels driving through a prop shaft, but maybe and pretty sure of it it has an adaptor plate to make that possible.