1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO 2

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Lot 93Ω
1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO II

Sold for US$ 85,800 inc. premium
1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO II
Design by Marcello Gandini

VIN. VF182200F0000222

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


*Iconic Group B homologation special
*Refurbished and presented in beautiful condition
*Believed three owners from new
*Great investment potential



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-engine 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 7 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 at the Tour de Corse with Jean Ragnoti's 250bhp works car leading the event before succumbing to electrical trouble.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Believed to have been delivered new to Japan in 1985 this Renault has lived its 31 years comfortably in the garages of a few car-friendly Japanese collectors. It is believed that the Renault has had only three owners and while having been driven and enjoyed, the car has always been well cared for.

Upon purchase the current owner felt the vehicle needed some freshening up. The interior benefited from a new period correct steering wheel and the seats saw re-upholstering. The exterior and the mechanics of this 80s rally icon were given some attention. Re-sprayed in its period correct white metallic over gray and with a new set of brakes, the Renault looks just as it should when it left the factory on Michelin TRX tires in the mid-1980s.

It's reported that this Renault is a strong runner in excellent mechanical condition, ready to take its new owner on adventurous enterprises. With a strong bloodline to one of the greatest Group B rally cars of all time, this Turbo II is a great investment into pure driving pleasure.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this car is titled under its identification number, 5222.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcar's brakes will need to be serviced before road use.
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1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO 2
1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO 2
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