Last seen heading down the M4 in the hands of a madman. Thanks, Bruce!

Sinclair C5. Oh this made sooo much sense when I bought it, drunk. Buying it, drunk, riding it home from the pub in the depths of winter, drunk, and just sitting in it, laughing and naked, drunk. A perfectly sensible means of retro transport. Sober and clothed, however, it makes no sense at all. It’s very silly indeed. It’s totally original, with key, wheel trims and that weird front wheel spat thing. It’s a bit battered and scratched as the previous owner was almost certainly a fellow drunk. Tyres need air. There are no batteries with it (you may still pedal it, if drunk enough), the charger is with it (not tested) and it’s a rare two battery model meaning (so some internet beards claim) it will go twice as far or twice as fast. I only ever pedaled it. Drunk. There’s a write up online here and pictures of it, hidden at the back of my lock-up, below. Have a skinful, get a lift to Leicestershire, make me an offer then pedal off into the sunset, naked and drunk.

How to get in touch to buy this wonderful thing? Email me with your phone number – typist@motorpunk.co.uk and we’ll talk. I’m very busy at the moment fighting fires so no uninsured test drives, no sex tourists, no monkey business.


PS – Stuart, Jeremy, thank you both.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

3 Responses

  1. Peter Taylor

    Good luck with the sales I had a mk 1 mx 5 but we had to many cars so it had to go all the best uncle1/2 meter Peter

  2. Jeremy Edwards

    Your MX5 drives a treat and I hope for your sake someone offers you considerably more than I did. You have done all of the expensive heavy lifting, so the next owner will really benefit.


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