Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    60 867 mi / 97 956 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    VF1822000F0000148
  • Engine number 
    00030/860
  • Lot number 
    459
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pearl White
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1.4-litre, mid-mounted, four-cylinder withBosch K-Jetronic MFIand a Garrett T3 turbochargerFinished in Pearl White with Biscuit cloth,bronze carpets and period Gotti wheels (originals with the car)Upgrades include the factory 185bhp optionplusa stainless steel Heim joint shift linkage, remote oil filter with stainless steel lines and AN fittings, stainless steel brake lines and asecond cooling fanPurchased from Quail Lodge in 2010 and sent to marque expert John Price in the UKFully serviced and inspected here before being shipped to GreeceReturned to the UK in 2014 and now UK-registered, 60,862 km (37,572 miles) (atoc). Current MOTOffered here is a fine example of Renault's pocket rocket Turbo 2 that'sbeen part of theprivate collection of theprincipal of a well-respected race/rally car preparer. It's a left-hand drive car that has spent much of its life in the States and in thehistory file, there is an appraisal form datedApril 2002 showing 48,792 km. The carwas purchased from Quail Lodge in 2010 by a Greek businessman who shipped it to the UK in order that Renault 5 Turbo guru, John Price, could fettle the car prior to it being sent to his home in Greece. Whilst in John'scare, the car was fully serviced and fitted with a newfuel pump, plug leads, distributor cap, rotor arm, rear shocks, radiator fans, and turbo and intercooler hoses. The odometer indicated 57,610km at this point and it was noted that the car was a factory 185bhp version and upgrades from new includeda stainless steel Heim joint shift linkage, remote oil filter with stainless steel lines and AN fittings, stainless steel brake lines and asecond cooling fan.Overall the little Renault appears in excellent condition and is finished inPearl White with Biscuit cloth,bronze carpets and polishedGotti wheels (originals with the car). The Turbo 2 returned to the UK in 2014 and was purchased by our vendor. At the time of cataloguing the odometer was showing60,867km andwe understand it has recently beenserviced and new front dampers fitted. It will be suppliedwith a current MOT and the Renault handbooks.The Renault 5 Turbo 2 remains an evergreen favourite with the enthusiast and collector and was a car that helped define the eighties. Its Motorsport heritage firmly puts it in the legendary territory and, as aninvestment, has continuedto move in the right direction.mediumVideo of the Renault 5 Turbo 2