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jeffremiller posted:

So I have been living in the UK for a few years and plan to move back to Chicago next summer. I'd like to take something unique home with me to remember my time here. Just recently discovered the C5. My question is: How big is it? Will it fit a very tall person? does it have a weight limit? I am 6'5" Might still be suited for my son, and considering it for that use case - but wanted to ask those "in the know"
posted on: 15/11/2013 10:20:51

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Wecome Regarding the Sinclair C5 you cannot go wrong It would be a great item to take back with you ....The Dia are 68" LONG 28" WIDE and 31" HIGH And weighs 30kg (without the battery).Regarding your height as long as you can bend you knees you should be ok ..If you let us know where you are living at the moment I am sure you would be contacted about a trial run ...Regarding the weight limit not sure but I did restore one for friend who was 18 stone no problem but the heavier the C5 is it will be down on power and distance .. bye Chas
posted on: 15/11/2013 12:36:13

jeffremiller posted:

Thanks Chas! Living in Camberley Surrey... I have found one on eBay and placed a paltry bid - it looked a bit rough. Would love to actually see one.
posted on: 15/11/2013 13:08:36

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there you are quiet welcome to visit me but I live in Ilkeston Derbyshire But I am sure there some members on the forum that will help you to see and maybe let you have a ride in one You could check out my videos on YouTube Under the name JORDAN8ISH Bye Chas
posted on: 15/11/2013 13:17:54

Dan posted:

Hi and welcome to the website

I'm in poole, dorset and you're quite welcome to have a ride in one of mine, though it may be a bit too far if you're in surrey.  They're all modified but should give you an idea of what a C5 is
posted on: 15/11/2013 13:26:57

dave posted:

I'm in hull if you plan to ship is it size or weight you pay for if its size take the wheels off ?
posted on: 15/11/2013 19:28:38

C5mick posted:

Hi Jeff If you are thinking of shipping a C5 back to the States then don't look for a ropes one and pay a paltry figure. I think you need to dig deep in the pocket and buy one that is pristine and working. Mick
posted on: 16/11/2013 09:10:52

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi if you interested in a restored one I could restore one for you Bye Chas
posted on: 16/11/2013 09:16:09

rekooh99 posted:

Jeff take up Chas' offer the man is a C5 legend and a restored one would be far better for you in the long run.
posted on: 16/11/2013 10:09:05

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there thanks for the complements Bye Chas
posted on: 16/11/2013 10:13:17

dave posted:

Jeff take Chas's offer of a resotored 1 will look brand new and last another 30 years
posted on: 16/11/2013 10:44:48

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Jeff here are some photo,s of the completed C5 . All I need now is some good weather to test it all out ....Bye Chas 6-IMGP3967 by charles, on Flickr 7-IMGP3968 by charlessnarski, on Flickr 1-IMGP3957 by charlessnarski, on Flickr 5-IMGP3965 by charlessnarski, on Flickr 8-IMGP3969 by charlessnarski, on Flickr 3-IMGP3963 by charlessnarski, on Flickr
posted on: 31/01/2014 16:07:27

Dan posted:

There's going to be one very happy C5 owner pretty soon  Excellent restoration Chas
posted on: 01/02/2014 15:34:28

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Thanks Dan just need to test it out I can now start a new restoration Bye Chas
posted on: 01/02/2014 15:44:20

dave posted:

Same as what Dan said 1 lucky owner hope he enjoys it in the sun lucky man
posted on: 01/02/2014 19:01:52

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dave thanks for the comments Bye Chas
posted on: 01/02/2014 22:27:12

jeffremiller posted:

That looks awesome Chas...!
posted on: 02/02/2014 05:13:58

dave posted:

Hope you have fun in the sun
posted on: 02/02/2014 20:42:30