1981 Renault 5

Turbo Group 4 - Ex - Leonidas, 8th in the Acropolis WRC Round

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    White
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

William I’Anson Ltd are pleased to offer for sale the Ex - Leonidas, 8th in the Acropolis WRC, 1981 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4.

Believed to be the works Calberson liveried Group 4 car of Bruno Saby from the 1981 Monte Carlo Rally, which was damaged during the rally and bought by Greek Renault importer and preferred client ‘Leonidas’ Alexandros Maniatopoulos.

Debuting in Greece in 1981 with Leonidas, it featuring the not yet available ‘Super Cevennes’ big turbo, dry sump engine set-up.

Over two seasons in Group 4, Leonidas achieved wins and podiums with this car, taking 8th overall in the 1982 Acropolis World Rally Championship round, and finished 2nd in the 1982 Greek Rally Championship.

One of only a small number of Renault 5 Turbos to achieve a top 10 finish in the World Rally Championship.

Sold by Leonidas having been updated to Group B format with chassis number D0000020 to Kostas Damigos. Rallied twice before being bought by ‘Taki’ Dimitris Manopoulos, who campaigned it for over 30 years, scoring countless rally victories in Greece.

Offered from just the fourth ownership and presented in the FINA livery of Leonidas from the 1982 Acropolis WRC with minimal use since engine rebuild, the Renault is eligible for some of the most interesting rally and tour events in Europe.

For more information on the Ex - Leonidas, 8th in the Acropolis WRC round, 1981 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4, please enquire or visit our website here: https://williamianson.com/car/leonidas-acropolis-wrc-1981-renault-5-turbo-group-4-for-sale/