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's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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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