The Renault 5 Turbo was a homologation special that shoved a turbocharged engine into the middle of the normally front-drive Renault 5 platform. This transformed the R5 supermini into something of a legend, and while you can’t miss the Shakira sized rear fender flares, many drivers have been surprised to see a Renault leave them in the dust. Find this 1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 here on eBay bidding for $45,100 with 1 day to go, located in El Cajon, CA. Seller submission from Josh.
Per the seller:
This is one of the official Sun International Renault 5 Turbos that was
imported to America, and has DOT, EPA, and California certification.
This two-owner car with last owner since 1992 has had no accidents, and
is all original with the exception of the Recaro seats. Virtually rust
free and always stored inside, this R5 Turbo 2 comes with a complete
set of extra original wheels and tires.
Cosmetics needs are the carpet is stained and it needs a headliner.
There are no cracks on the dash board. The engine has perfect
compression, but needs the Bosch fuel distributor rebuilt.
Mileage is 79,000. The clear and clean California title was issued in
1992. We can deliver anywhere in the state, once funds have been
received. Car can be viewed at our shop here in San Diego as well.
When you consider that a similar amount of cash will barely get you into a driver condition classic 911, this lightweight hatch (2200 lbs) with a mid mounted 1.3 liter turbo engine putting out 185 horsepower and 159 ft-lbs of torque seems like a bargain.
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