Retro Home Computers – ZX Spectrum +
ZX Spectrum +,
The Spanish version of the ZX Spectrum 128 came with a separate numeric keypad. While not included in the rest of the world, it could be purchased separately. In the UK, the numeric keypad was sold for £19.95.
As the ZX Spectrum was not sold as a business computer and software did not require it to run, there was not much need for the keypad. As such, not many were sold and it remains a rare item today.
The ZX Spectrum sold for £179.95 and the ZX SPectrum+ was reduced to £129.95. However, Sinclair Research was in trouble after spending a lot of research and development on the C5 electric vehicle and seeing it not sell very well. This would be the last ZX Spectrum with Sinclair Research.
Above: Sinclair C5 Electric Vehicle
The technology would later be sold to Amstrad for £5 million.