Launched in the UK on 10th January 1985, the Sinclair C5 was the brain child of Sir Clive Sinclair.
The Sinclair C5 was a battery powered electric vehicle and although being relatively cheap at £399, the C5 was often ridiculed by the public and was sadly commercial failure with only approximately 12,000 being sold.
Had the C5 been launched today with our need for green and environmentally friendly transport, it may have met with an altogether different reception by the public. The Sinclair C5 was way ahead of its time!
The C5 was actually manufactured by Hoover in Merthyr Tydfil and by association the public assumed that the motor that powers the C5 was a washing machine motor. This was totally incorrect, but damaging to the C5's reputation all the same.
It had a top speed of 15 miles per hour which was the legal limit for a road going vehicle that could be driven without the need for a UK driving licence.
We love our C5, it's great fun to drive around in and although it only scoots along at 15mph, when you're in it, it feels much faster! It's in fantastic condition and from a short distance looks new!
It has featured in two documentaries and the BBC film "Micro Men".
It is available to hire for £149 per week, but it must be stressed that it is only for light use, and must be treated very carefully. A full condition report will be made before hire and reviewed upon return.
Delivery arrangements will have to be made in advance as this is too big and delicate for a standard courier.
We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.
Minimum Order Charge
We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(
New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.
Multiple Items & Job Lots
If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.
The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.