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Righty ho.

I'm offering my Sinclair C5 to either someone in NZ or if you are
willing to do all the paperwork and all the organisation (not to forget
the costs) to someone worldwide.

I started, owned and ran www.C5alive.co.uk (selling parts / repairing /
researching / remanufacturing parts/ refurbs etc) for several years
until i came over here (NZ) and basically I have had my own (last) C5 in
storage for the past 2 years. Got it running again about 6 months ago.

Its something which is without doubt historically pertinant as one of
the first (if slightly misguided) attempt at a commercial venture for
electric transport.

I have huge amounts of documentation tucked away. Circuit diagrams and a
prototype pic chip replacement for the somewhat dodgy ferranti ULA that
was used to control many aspects of the C5.

The one i am selling comes with original sinclair tyres (not fitted) new
low rolling resistance schwalbe tyres/tubes, heaps of spare electronics
(probably 3 or 4 instrument pods and control boxes and repair kits) .
Possible a spare motor. Also in parts of it are a 80amp 24v conversion
PWM motor controller that i used to sell (making it capable of 50kmh !!!
which 100mm of the ground feels crazy fast. ) There is so much
information and help that i am willing to provide to the lucky purchaser
this is a real once in a lifetime purchase not least all the
documentation that I am giving away (original manuals etc)

I offered the C5 to MOTAT (Aucklands Muesum of Transport and Technology)
but they wanted me to 'Donate' it rather than them having a reasonably
permanent loan of it, which i felt was a little unreasonable. so that
didnt happen.

Remember its not just some ropey version that doesnt work (there are
plenty of them about ). This is fully functioning and complete.
The only ammendment to originality which is done to all C5's to enable
correct reliable functionality is I have fitted QR battery connections
to it .

The ONLY thing i dont have to hand is a 12v Deep cycle battery as I
simply havent purchased one since arriving in NZ (I couldnt bring any in
the container). So if you wish to actually try this up our road you
brave souls - you will need to bring a charged one

All of this in terms of historical relevance for is $2000 NZD.

I am offering this until xmas to EVDL and Pic listers first before
putting it on our local ebay variant www.trademe.co.nz

Feel free to get in touch via email if you are interested or need more
info photos etc.

Cheers

Chris

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Righty ho.

I'm offering my Sinclair C5 to either someone in NZ or if you are
willing to do all the paperwork and all the organisation (not to forget
the costs) to someone worldwide.

I started, owned and ran www.C5alive.co.uk (selling parts / repairing /
researching / remanufacturing parts/ refurbs etc) for several years
until i came over here (NZ) and basically I have had my own (last) C5 in
storage for the past 2 years. Got it running again about 6 months ago.

Its something which is without doubt historically pertinant as one of
the first (if slightly misguided) attempt at a commercial venture for
electric transport.

I have huge amounts of documentation tucked away. Circuit diagrams and a
prototype pic chip replacement for the somewhat dodgy ferranti ULA that
was used to control many aspects of the C5.

The one i am selling comes with original sinclair tyres (not fitted) new
low rolling resistance schwalbe tyres/tubes, heaps of spare electronics
(probably 3 or 4 instrument pods and control boxes and repair kits) .
Possible a spare motor. Also in parts of it are a 80amp 24v conversion
PWM motor controller that i used to sell (making it capable of 50kmh !!!
which 100mm of the ground feels crazy fast. ) There is so much
information and help that i am willing to provide to the lucky purchaser
this is a real once in a lifetime purchase not least all the
documentation that I am giving away (original manuals etc)

I offered the C5 to MOTAT (Aucklands Muesum of Transport and Technology)
but they wanted me to 'Donate' it rather than them having a reasonably
permanent loan of it, which i felt was a little unreasonable. so that
didnt happen.

Remember its not just some ropey version that doesnt work (there are
plenty of them about ). This is fully functioning and complete.
The only ammendment to originality which is done to all C5's to enable
correct reliable functionality is I have fitted QR battery connections
to it .

The ONLY thing i dont have to hand is a 12v Deep cycle battery as I
simply havent purchased one since arriving in NZ (I couldnt bring any in
the container). So if you wish to actually try this up our road you
brave souls - you will need to bring a charged one

All of this in terms of historical relevance for is $2000 NZD.

I am offering this until xmas to EVDL and Pic listers first before
putting it on our local ebay variant www.trademe.co.nz

Feel free to get in touch via email if you are interested or need more
info photos etc.

Cheers

Chris

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Hi Chris - whatever happened to the C5?
 

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It's missing the chronometer that allows you to set the year back to 2007

And, there's a design flaw...a C5 can't hit 88mph.
 
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