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Lot 449
1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2
1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2
a1 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 b2 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 c3 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 d4 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 e5 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 f6 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 g7 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 h8 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 i9 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 j10 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 k11 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 l12 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 m13 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 n14 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 o15 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 p16 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 q17 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 r18 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 s19 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 t20 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 t21 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 u22 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 w23 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 x24 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 y25 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 z26 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2 z27 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2


Lot Number: 449
Result inc Premium: £68,150
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jul 2022
  • Chassis number: VF1822000E0001181
Renault created the 5 Turbo in response to the Lancia's rallying success with the mid‑engined Stratos. The high‑performance, motorsport‑orientated 5 was quite a radical reworking of Renault's small front‑wheel drive family runaround, with a mid‑mounted 1397 cc fuel‑injected and turbocharged engine driving the rear wheels. With 158bhp, it was rather more potent than a standard 5. At the time of its launch, it was the most powerful production French car.

After the homologation models, a second run, christened the Turbo 2 was introduced using more stock Renault 5 parts. Despite this, and the Turbo 2 being less expensive, the car had nearly the same levels of performance, with a top speed of 120 mph and 0–62 mph time of 6.9 seconds.
Renault created the 5 Turbo in response to the Lancia's rallying success with the mid-engined Stratos. The high-performance, motorsport-orientated 5 was quite a radical reworking of Renault's small front-wheel drive family runaround, with a mid-mounted 1397 cc fuel-injected and turbocharged engine driving the rear wheels. With 158bhp, it was rather more potent than a standard 5. At the time of its launch, it was the most powerful production French car. After the homologation models, a second run, christened the Turbo 2 was introduced using more stock Renault 5 parts. Despite this, and the Turbo 2 being less expensive, the car had nearly the same levels of performance, with a top speed of 120 mph and 0–62 mph time of 6.9 seconds.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jul 2022
  • Chassis number: VF1822000E0001181
Result inc Premium: £68,150

For many years, this Turbo 2 was owned by a Renault aficionado. It was registered in the UK in June 1984, so isn't a subsequent import, as many of these Turbos are. It has been restored - although it's unclear when - and converted to right-hand drive. Originally white, it is now finished in period Renault rally colours and also features the signature of Renault's ace rally driver, Jean Ragnotti, in the front 'boot' - a nice touch, given his association with the breed.

The car comes with a selection of spares, including Gotti wheels, the factory Renault turbine wheels, and original beige seats, along with intercooler, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers and trim items. The R5 currently sports Minilite alloys, Sparco racing seats with a full TRS harness, and an OMP rollcage and steering wheel. Other motorsport-friendly alterations inside include an auxiliary twin-gauge pod on top of the dashboard and a fuel cut-off switch in the centre console.

The history folder includes the V5C, showing eight former registered keepers, plus a workshop manual, Autodata technical information sheet parts catalogue from microfiche, OMP roll cage certificate of FIA conformity, and photos of the car when it was both plain white and after its rally livery had been applied. There's also an information sheet on fitting and maintenance of the Minilite wheels, assorted tax discs, and a small selection of invoices including one for a new special build turbocharger (£435 in May 2005). MoT certificates are present for 1995 to 1996, 1998 to 2005, 2013 to 2014, and 2016 to 2021. These largely back up the low mileage reading of 25,265 miles on the odometer. The current MoT is valid until July 2022.

This Turbo 2 is in very good condition throughout, with the rally colours nicely applied. There are no bumper scuffs or stonechips, and just one patch of touch-up white paint on an area of black paint adjacent to the driver's door. The interior is in good order and the mid-mounted engine - accessed via a hatch - is clean and tidy. The R5 drives very well - despite the rally car appearance, it's still domesticated enough for normal road use, with a slick gearchange and excellent brakes. However, when the appropriate revs have been reached, the turbocharger kicks in and provides a real surge of power that just caterpults this Renault towards the horizon.

According to the website How Many Left, there were just 14 of these cars licensed in the UK during the second quarter of 2021, with 69 SORN. This is thus a rare model in the UK, as one of the 1980s' more off-beat and fascinating performance machines.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 21ST DECEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.

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