<B>1983 RENAULT 5 TURBO II</b>

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Lot 111
1983 RENAULT 5 TURBO II

Sold for US$ 132,000 inc. premium
1983 RENAULT 5 TURBO II

VIN. VF1822000D0000912

Engine no. 2636

1,397cc OHV Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jet Fuel Injection
158bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Low mileage 1980s icon
*Refurbished and presented in beautiful condition
*Comes with original wheels and Group B front bumper
*Long-term California ownership



THE RENAULT 5 TURBO

Not to be confused with the conventional front-wheel drive Renault 5 GT Turbo, the Renault 5 Turbo was a mid-engined homologation special built in limited numbers for Group 4 and Group B rallying. Renault's considerable F1-derived, turbo-charging expertise was applied to the humble 1.4-liter overhead-valve engine, resulting in a power increase to 160bhp (in road trim), an output sufficient for a top speed of 125mph and a 0-60 time of less than seven seconds.

A thinly disguised two-seater supercar, the Turbo was first seen in prototype form at the 1978 Paris Salon and made its competition debut in 1980 on the Tour de Corse, Jean Ragnoti's 250bhp works car leading the event before succumbing to electrical trouble. In 1981, Ragnotti/Andrie won the Monte Carlo Rally outright for Renault and the following year Ragnotti won the Tour de Corse again.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

With an MSRP of $22,500, the Renault 5 Turbo II was not exactly a cheap car in 1983, and you can see why. Presented here with rare features such as air-conditioning and the typical Gotti wheels, this Turbo II looks just right.

The consignor bought the car in the mid-1990s and drove it on a regular basis for the five years following its purchase. Later the car was given a thorough refurbishment, and the exterior color was changed from black to the as-delivered Electric Blue. At the same time the engine was gone through, and new brakes and suspension components were installed. Fitted with the period-correct 15-inch Gotti wheels, the car also comes with the original Turbo II wheels should a future owner want to return the car to factory specifications. Also accompanied by a Group B Maxi front bumper, the Turbo's appearance can easily be changed from that of a road car to the car's origin instead: a Group B Rally car.

With what is believed to be a genuine 67,000kms (42,000 miles) showing on the odometer, this 1980s icon is presented with a California title and a clean CARFAX. As one of the hottest hatchbacks of the era, these youngtimer cars are increasingly popular and when one has driven them it is indeed clear why.

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