1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2

Iconic 1980’s Hot Hatch

Renault
5 Turbo 2
1985
28,195 km
Features-
Mechanically Refurbished
Retrimmed Interior
£89,995

KEY FACTS

  • This 1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 was discovered in a barn in Japan in 2020 and imported into the UK by its current owner.
  • This iconic 80’s rally legend is powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.4-litre inline-four, which sends up to 158bhp to the rear wheels.
  • Yet to be registered for U.K roads, the car has been the subject of an extensive mechanical restoration process since arriving in the U.K.
  • The Pearlescent White paintwork remains untouched, showcasing its authentic and original patina.
  • The odometer shows an indicated 28,195 Km.
  • Offered for sale on behalf of a SBR Client.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The restoration process on this car has seen the interior receive a new carpet set, new headlining and retrimmed seats in red alcantara.
  • Other interior features include a three-spoke ISO Delta steering wheel, the correct Jaeger dials, electrically adjustable drivers door mirror, electric windows and a radio blanking plate.
  • Outside the vehicle the original “Turbo 2” lettering is framed by contrasting grey bumpers and side sills. The front bumper houses new Cibie spotlights.
  • It rides on a set of original and refinished, staggered ‘Turbine’ alloy wheels, shod in Michelin TRX tyres.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • This Turbo 2 has an extensive file detailing the refurbishment programme undertaken since arrival in the UK. There are invoices totalling £60,000.
  • The engine has been stripped, checked, and refreshed with the addition of ARP bolts.
  • The gearbox has been rebuilt.
  • The underside of the vehicle has been structurally inspected and repaired as necessary.
  • The brakes and suspension have been overhauled.
  • The wiring harness has been inspected and repaired as necessary.
  • The interior has been completely retrimmed.
  • This is only an overview of the works completed and we are happy to talk anyone through the file in more detail.

SUMMARY

A rare opportunity to purchase one of the 80’s most exotic and sought-after hot hatches. This car is on the button and ready to go other than the UK registration process, which will be completed for its new owner.

For further information please call Jeremy on 020 3940 7515 (Menu option 2)

All our sales vehicles are subject to a comprehensive pre-sale inspection process in our workshop to ensure they meet our standards, viewing of a vehicle on a ramp in a workshop environment can be arranged.

Competitive finance is available on this vehicle (subject to status), contact us for a quote.

Part exchange is welcome. Contact us for more details. Various warranty packages available.

Viewing is available 7 days a week, strictly by appointment only.

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

The Renault 5 Turbo 2 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback which is specifically known for its rallying success during the 1980s. The Renault 5 Turbo 2 was introduced as a homologation special, meaning it was built in limited numbers to meet the requirements for participation in rallying.

Here are some key features and details about the Renault 5 Turbo 2:

Engine Layout: Unlike the standard front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout of the regular Renault 5, the Turbo 2 adopted a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The engine was positioned behind the front seats, enhancing the car’s weight distribution and overall performance.

Aspiration: The Renault 5 Turbo 2 was equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. The turbocharger significantly boosted the engine’s power output, making it a potent performer for its time.

Performance: The Turbo 2 was known for its impressive performance. The combination of a lightweight body, rear-wheel-drive setup, and turbocharged engine made it a nimble and agile car on various racing surfaces.

Body Design: The Turbo 2 featured a distinctive and widened body compared to the standard Renault 5. The wide wheel arches accommodated wider wheels and tyres, and the overall design was aggressive and optimised for competition.

Limited Production: The Renault 5 Turbo 2 was produced in limited numbers between 1983 and 1986. Its production was primarily focused on meeting the homologation requirements for Group B rallying.

Rally Success: The Renault 5 Turbo 2 achieved notable success in rallying during the 1980s. It competed in the Group B class, which was known for its high-performance, turbocharged rally cars.

Legacy: The Renault 5 Turbo 2 has become a classic among automotive enthusiasts and collectors. Its unique design, rally heritage, and limited production numbers contribute to its desirability among fans of iconic performance cars.

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