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Author Topic: ** SOLD ** Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)  (Read 3378 times)

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ScubaChris

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Hi all,

It's with great regret (and a bit of pressure from my wife) that I have to put my C5 up for sale in order to fund some home improvements. It's had a full strip down and rebuild including the following items:

- Chassis, forks & rear A frame have been sand blasted and powder coated in their original colours.
- All bearings cleaned, regreased and renewed where necessary.
- All original electrics cleaned, checked and working great.
- New Schwalbe tyres & inner tubes all round.
- New brake cables and front brake blocks.
- Motor & gearbox stripped, cleaned & regreased. New main gearbox bearing fitted.
- Cycle computer fitted for speedo / odo. It's detatchable but it does not obscure the battery LEDs on the pod.
- C5alive wiring kit fitted enabling the use of any car or leisure battery and includes reverse polarity protection.
- C5alive anti-chain bounce off bracket fitted to the tensioner.
- Brand new 18mm drive belt.
- Original Sinclair rear mud flaps.
- Super bright LED headlight and tail light bulbs.
- Lockable boot lid with key included.
- New decals/stickers throughout.
- New chain fitted.

Although my old lead acid battery has finally died a horrible death, the C5 can be demonstrated working using a jump lead from my car or the buyer could bring along a working battery if they want a test-run. It has been driven less than 10 miles since restoration but it drives great.

I documented the restoration on this website in March/April and the link is here: http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1753.0
I also made a youtube video showing the C5 in use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bThSH5hxVhE

Please note though that the mud flaps, cycle computer and front wheel cover were fitted after the video was made.

The price I'm asking is £340 ovno. This is quite a bit less than I ended up spending on this C5 but hey... Story of my life  ;)
It's located on the Wirral (Merseyside) so would need to be collected from there as I have no way to transport it.

Any questions then please feel free to drop me a message.

Enough waffle... Here's the pictures  :D

















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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale
« Reply #1 on: 16, June, 2011 - 18:08:31 »
Bad news mate with all that work, is there no way keeping it.

You never know you may win loto at the weekend.....

Lance

ScubaChris

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale
« Reply #2 on: 16, June, 2011 - 20:27:59 »
Yeah, I know Lance. I'm really not very happy at having to sell the C5 because it's a really fun and quirky thing to own but that's the way the cookie crumbles unfortunately.

If I win the lotto, the advert will definitely be cancelled though  ;)

C.

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale
« Reply #3 on: 18, July, 2011 - 15:43:25 »
Hi Chris.

Hopefully see you tomorrow afternoon then.

Paul (a friend of mine) & I will set out from Merthyr Tydfil in the early morning tomorrow in the copen, hoping for some fine weather to drop the roof, but a road journey through Wales without a downpour is highly unlikely..........Hopefully do something touristic before lunch & hit the Wirral sometime after 2:30.

Thanks for the address & contact details & I'll drop you a text or give you a buzz this evening.

Looking forward to viewing & having a test pedal. 

Cheers Neil

ScubaChris

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale
« Reply #4 on: 18, July, 2011 - 20:36:09 »
That's great Neil,

Look forwards to meeting you tomorrow then! I'll get the kettle on.  ;D

C.

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #5 on: 23, July, 2011 - 15:21:34 »
Did you sell it???

If not Really interested.   N. Wales

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #6 on: 24, July, 2011 - 01:15:40 »
Did you sell it???

If not Really interested.   N. Wales

Hey Robosoft.

I've been to view Scubachris's C5 & she is a beauty, and has been a real labour of love you can tell. I've bought more locally for financial reason's as I've a tiny car and would have required me hiring a van & a trip from London to the Wirral and back. However, I really think it's worth taking a look at because he's done a smashing job. Good luck with your search and let us know how you get on! Neil

ScubaChris

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #7 on: 24, July, 2011 - 09:19:26 »
Did you sell it???

If not Really interested.   N. Wales

Hi,

Yes mate, it's still looking for a new home. I've sent you a mail via the forum. Hope it gets through ok.  ;D

C.
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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #8 on: 24, July, 2011 - 12:05:10 »

Im interested
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ScubaChris

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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340) - SOLD
« Reply #9 on: 24, July, 2011 - 12:32:06 »
If you can deliver to Bangor n Wales.   I'll take it.   

07899848048

Will pay costs.      I run a shop so can't get out.     

Don't need to test.  As I have seen you vid.   

Cash waiting. 

Thanks


Hi,
Unfortunately I have no way of delivering it as I only have a Fiat 500 and there's no way it will fit, even with a crowbar and a tub of vaseline.  ;)

Pity really because I regularly drive past Bangor on the way to Llanberis.

Regards,
Chris
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Re: Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #10 on: 24, July, 2011 - 13:16:33 »
Guys,

My C5 has now be sold and will be on it's way to a lucky new owner shortly. I'm going to miss having it!  :(

C.

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Re: ** SOLD ** Recently restored C5 for sale in Wirral (£340)
« Reply #11 on: 24, July, 2011 - 14:56:03 »
Never mind, there will be more in the future.....

To the new owner enjoy the C5.

Lance