1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2
Finished in original Bleu Marine over beige this lovely example has driven only 38k miles from new. It has just returned from a full £7,700 shakedown at R5 Turbo specialists JPR Classics (formerly John Price Rallying) and now offers a rare opportunity to purchase one of the 80s’ most exotic and sought-after hot hatches. Unlike many other examples that are a little light on paperwork, this one is accompanied by a great History File with invoices dating back to 1992. An original Renault dealer document pouch is present and includes a Turbo 2 owner’s manual. There are numerous invoices and receipts for the many thousands that have been spent on the car since landing in the UK in 2016, and an official certificate of production from Renault France is also on file. EQUIPMENT Bleu Marine (403) metallic paintwork, Exterior trims in satin Gris Bronze (614), Sand beige cloth upholstery, 5-speed manual transmission, Original Turbine alloy wheels, Turbo 2 side decals, Original Iso-Delta leather steering wheel, Electrically adjustable driver’s door mirror, Digital clock, Radio blanking plate, Cibie Iode 35 front fog lights, Stainless steel exhaust (original included), Tailored overmats in black, Spare wheel. EXTERIOR This low mileage Turbo 2 looks magnificent in its original factory colour scheme of Bleu Marine with Bronze Grey accents. The bodywork presents really well with a deep shine and a lovely metallic flake in the paint. The contrasting bumpers, spoiler, and sill covers are also in excellent condition and retain the correct matte finish. The car is fitted with genuine Cibie Iode 35 fog lamps in perfect working order. All the grilles are in fine condition with no damage to report, and the doors are finished with the correct Turbo 2 decals. All in all, a highly impressive and original example in a rarely seen colour combo, looking every bit the low mileage of just 38k. INTERIOR The interior is a great place to be with the comfortable R5 seats and the original Iso-Delta wheel. The upholstery is entirely unmarked with no sagging issues. The leather steering wheel and gear knob are also in excellent original condition, and the beige carpets are well protected in the footwells by a newly fitted set of tailored overmats in black with beige edging. The carpets appear original and un-faded, only the rear parcel shelf has been recovered. All the gauges work just as they should, the only upgrade over standard being a discreet engine cut-off switch below the steering wheel. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION With only 38k miles under its belt, the car drives particularly well, sounding fantastic through the stainless exhaust (the original is included). It’s certainly an experience when you’re behind the wheel, and the surge of power from the turbo is really quite addictive. The car has just returned from well-regarded marque specialists JPR Classics with whom the current owner has spent an eye-watering £7,700. This work included the replacement of all hoses with OEM quality items, a coolant system flush, a new radiator fan, rocker cover refurbishment, new brake pads front and rear, new rear shocks, new anti-roll bar links and rubbers, refurbishment of the alternator, gear linkage repair, new wiper blades, a new engine bay temperature fan sensor, a full service and a general tune-up. FOR EUROPEAN BUYERS DUE TO BREXIT YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY A CLASSIC CAR TAX BETWEEN 5-12% ON TOP OF THE ASKING DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY FOR CARS UK/EU OR EU/UK. I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS - ask for my fees THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of the UK seller/owner. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information. The advertised £-price is the fixed price, the other currencies are indicative and need to be calculated at the daily exchange rate, contract directly between buyer & the seller in £-Stirling at the seller’s T&Cs.
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