The Sinclair C5 came in a cardboard box delivered to your door, it was built in a Hoover washing machine factory and it was narrow enough to drive down your hallway.
It is remembered as one of the biggest disasters in technology history and the moment when a celebrated inventor pushed the boundaries too far, but the Sinclair C5 is set for a comeback.
Think this is 7 now, I will have to look under the sheets, the wife came with me today just to check I was only buying one. It isn't the first time the design has made a comeback.
Which many concluded was the best place for it. Front light, back light and she'll look salvageable.
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Mick, Purchased, now back in stoke on Trent awaiting a decision on its fate, [quote=C5mick;1625]Purchased, now back in stoke on Trent awaiting a decision on its fate[/quote]. The C5 is partly stripped, does need a full restoration but all parts are there,including a rusty mast. Sir Clive was a famed British inventor whose more successful products included the ZX Spectrum, which helped pioneer home computing in the UK.
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Its cockpit was exposed to the elements (but you could buy some ghastly weather garments) and the C5 itself was worryingly vulnerable in traffic.
Being honest with myself I don't think I will get round to it as I have a new job that requires me to travel,mainly overseas.
Losses of up to £7 million eventually forced the company to sell its computer business to Amstrad. Attracting controversy and derision in equal measure, the C5 fiasco ended up having a catastrophic effect on Sinclair's finances. |
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It also comes with mod cons such as an screen showing speed, LCD headlights and a camera at the back that can stream a rear-view feed to the driver's smartphone. It came in two halves and was joined by a revolutionary electric process using thermo-plastic tape. Possibly Sir Clive Sinclair's most famous product (albeit for quite the wrong reasons), the ill-conceived C5 (C for Clive's 5) 'electric car' proved to be the point at which Sinclair Research's wheels finally fell off. The C5 was promoted by Sinclair as a new form in personal transport with the potential to replace the motor car. Mick
This, probably more than anything else, sank the C5, not least because Sinclair initially did not publicly acknowledge the problem: At the start, his 'hi-vis mast' had to be purchased separately, but public pressure by the media eventually forced Sinclair to include it in the overall C5 package. LAUNCHED AS 'A NEW POWER IN PERSONAL TRANSPORT', WHAT HAPPENED TO SIR 'C'LIVE'S 5? Sinclair claimed that the C5 could be driven for five miles on one penny’s worth of electricity, or 1,000 miles for the contemporary price of a gallon of fuel. The main Sinclair C5 enthusiasts' website, www.sinclairc5.com has an owners' directory and access to downloads, documents and DVD's.
I wouldn't have a clue on value but I also wasn't born yesterday. Losses of up to £7 million eventually forced the company to sell its computer business to Amstrad. Make offer - Sinclair C5 Parts. I have a C5 that I stripped a while ago with the intention of restoring it. It's 95% there but stood outside for a good while. I think she said for 1 week only, Lol that all aweek ?
Hi to all, The electrics included state of the art LED readouts on an instrument pod, bright headlight and tail light and warning buzzers and cut out devices if you over powered the motor. © Money4yourMotors.com 2020 Email sent to you, yes I am interested. Polymotor, a part of the giant Phillips group who also made torpedo motors, made the unique 12volt DC motor in Italy. I live Between Liverpool and Manchester if anyones interested. It did not inspire confidence though as the C5 was assembled at the Hoover Merthyr Tydfil plant which was better known for its washing machine production. The electric tricycle developed by Sir Clive Sinclair has been reborn by his nephew, 32 years after its predecessor first went on sale.
The revamped version of the electric tricycle, called the Iris E-Trike, is weatherproof, unlike the original, and has a top speed of 30mph, with a more powerful motor and a range of 31 miles. | Would you have an idea of value ?
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