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RETRO ADS – HOOVER SINCLAIR C5 SERVICING

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 13th October 2017

HOOVER SINCLAIR C5 SERVICING

January 1985 saw the controversial new Sinclair C5 going on sale, the result of Sir Clive Sinclair’s determination to offer a battery-powered alternative to the conventional car in urban situations.

The C5 turned out to be a famous flop, however, with production ceasing just seven months after its launch – by which time only 5000 of the 14,000 produced had managed to find buyers.

Despite being a Sinclair product, the C5 was built in Wales by Hoover, as this advert by the company better known for its vacuum cleaners explained: “The amazing, innovative Sinclair C5 is being manufactured… at a brand new production line at our Merthyr Tydfil factory”.

But what did C5 owners do when their battery-powered oddities needed servicing or repairing? Happily, Hoover also offered a “nationwide network of Hoover Service Offices”, each one “staffed with Service Engineers specially trained to maintain Sinclair vehicles”.