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    Default I want to buy a C5...

    but my sensible side is saying I will look like a tw@t.

    I have thought about buying a second hand sinclair C5 and restoring it - which technically wouldn't be too difficult. The downside is I will probably get bored quickly and feel like a d!ck driving it.

    Anyone own one?

    Anybody got anything similarly quite nerdish?

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    Did you know the C5 was manufactured by Hoover in their washing machine factory in Merthyr Tydfil?

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    Not a Citroen then, that would be really foolish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    Did you know the C5 was manufactured by Hoover in their washing machine factory in Merthyr Tydfil?
    Have reparied a few washing machines in my time, but the C5 was a custom DC motor and gearbox AFAIK - seriously don't know how he wasted 14 million (or something like that) developing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conned tractor View Post
    Have reparied a few washing machines in my time, but the C5 was a custom DC motor and gearbox AFAIK - seriously don't know how he wasted 14 million (or something like that) developing it.
    http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/sinclair_c5_Production.htm


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    I must add that I in no way am going to use this to commute or even on a busy road.

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    I was straight on ebay looking at the C5s a few weeks back after that Micro Men thing on BBC... I want one too!

    I have a Citroen already so I don't care.
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