We love the quirkiness opf the Sinclair C5 – and we have flagged them up on eBay in the past when we've spotted them. Sadly, the buying public wasn't quite to so keen on the mini electric car when it landed in the mid-80s. Indeed, less than 12,000 shifted and the company went into administration. Here's hoping the follow-up, the newly-launched Sinclair X-1, get a more favourable response.
It's a similar kind of vehicle, but according to Cnet, has a few improvements – a reclining nylon seat and a waterproof acrylic bubble being the most obvious, the latter keeping you secure from the elements. At least, more secure than the original. Still not great in a heavy downpour.