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eBay watch: 1980s Sinclair C5 electric vehicle


It was launched in 1985 as the future of commuter travel, but was treated a joke vehicle upon its launch. But over 25 years on, electric vehicles are all the rage – although none look quite like the Sinclair C5.

It's essentially a tricycle, steered with a handlebar and able to hit 15mph at a top speed. You can also use it without a driving licence.  None of that sold it to the public though, with only 12,000 actually shifting.

This is one of them, which has been in a museum on the Isle of Wight for over 20 years and is still in factory fresh condition, working just fine too. The only things missing are the rear hub caps. Fancy it? Bidding right now is at £170, not bad for a piece of British motoring history, albeit a very quirky one.

Find out more at the eBay website

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Bodum space age-style Bistro electric kettle


Home appliances don't often come with a retro twist. Or if they do, it's usually one inspired by the 1930s. That's not the case with the Bodum Bistro electric kettle.

This particular design is inspired by the space age era of the 60s and 70s, right down to the bold orange colour – although you can opt for one of the other five colour options if it's a bit much.

Apart from that, it's a typical electric kettle, capable of holding around half a litre of water. Oh yes – it's in the sale too, priced right now at £17.85 online.

Find out more at the Bodum website