1983 Renault R5 Turbo II

Renault R5 Turbo II (1983)
for sale

Price: US $98,500.00


R5 Turbo II - 67, 000 KM from New - Restored
Exterior Color:
Black Metallic
Interior Color:
Vehicle Description: 1983 RENAULT R5 TURBO II --Black Metallic with Grenade Red bumpers and trim, Tan upholstery, Tan carpeting, Restored from 67, 000 Kilometers from new, 1.4 liter OHV inline turbocharged 4 cylinder with 160bhp, Devil sport exhaust system and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Renault was a pioneer in the development of turbocharged engines in its Formula One racing cars, their 1.5-liter turbo engines reaching 1, 200 hp. Renault wanted to put its turbo expertise to work in rally competition, the tiny R5 became the designated platform. Putting a bunch of turbo horses to the ground through the front wheels didn't seem like a good recipe for a fast rally car, so Renault engineers removed the back seat and thus became the mid-engined R5 Turbo driving the rear wheels through a five-speed transaxle. Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn't officially import the little hot rod to America, so they are not easily found here in the USA, never mind in this R5’s condition. The R5's 1, 397cc pushrod engine featured an aluminum head with hemi combustion chambers. The engine was good for 160 hp in standard trim, optional 185-hp & 200-hp upgrade kits were available. For high-speed assaults on twisty roads, the car may be without equal given its 40/60 weight distribution, race-spec suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. The engine delivers little power at the low end, but output grows shockingly as the turbo boost needle swings clockwise with neck-snapping surge of acceleration, the R5 Turbo is like riding a lit bottle rocket. The turbo's plumbing is short and direct and reflects Renault's experience in F1, the engine compartment is clean and easy to navigate. Only 3, 167 examples of the Turbo II were built from 1983 to 1986. The R5 Turbo would go on to exemplify the “hot hatchback” segment of that era, being named by the editors of Sports Car International magazine as one of the Top 10 Sports Cars of the 1980s. This R5 Turbo II was exported to Japan shortly after production. The R5 was used caringly until being placed in storage in the mid-1990s. After more than 20 years in storage, the car was then sold to Naito Auto Engineering, a high-end classics restoration firm in Japan. Naito performed a comprehensive restoration, reviving the Turbo II’s vivid black and red paint scheme and potent turbocharged engine. This outstanding R5 Turbo II has seen only a few hundred kilometers since its restoration was completed. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: If no longer covered under manufacturer warranty, the vehicle will be sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
About Autosport Designs, Inc.: Autosport Designs, Inc. - Lotus Motorcars of Long Island
Autosport Designs, Inc. has been in the vintage automobile restoration and sales business for the past twenty-three years. Autosport Designs, Inc. dba Lotus Motorcars of Long Island is also Long Island, New York's only factory authorized Lotus dealer.
Autosport Designs, Inc. was founded by Tom P. in a 2, 100 square foot facility with no employees. The business is currently housed in a 35, 000 square foot facility with nineteen employees. Autosport Designs, Inc. is a full service and restoration facility that incorporates everything under one roof.
A mainstay in the automotive field for over two decades dealing both with contemporary and classic automobiles. Well known for our professional & courteous service, we offer routine servicing-complete mechanical restorations-rebuilds, accident repair, paintwork to complete frame off restorations.
Enclosed pick up & delivery available.
Autosport Designs Inc. - Lotus Motorcars of Long Island
203 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, New York 11746
Tel: 631 425 1555
Tom Papadopoulos, e-mail: racer355@aol.com with any automotive questions you may have.
Terms and Conditions:
Payment Options
We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order
- Loan check from eBay Financing Center
- Cash (in person)
- Personal check (once cleared)
Vehicle Pickup & Shipping
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility.
General Terms
Terms & Conditions:
Payment will be accepted by wire transfer, bank check or personal check (delivery upon cleared funds.)
Completion of remainder of transaction is expected within 7 days from the close of auction, either in person at the time of inspection and pick-up, or if you are unable to view the car the balance must be wire transferred before the car is released to be shipped. Car is sold as is.
We have used Horseless Carriage Enclosed Carriers for shipping for many, many years and have been very satisfied, door to door, enclosed & fully insured. All shipping arrangements and applicable costs incurred are done so at the buyers expense.
Please do not bid if you cannot follow through with these terms.
We reserve the right to cancel this auction early, if a sale transpires outside of the ebay auction.
Fees and Taxes
Out of state buyers are not charged tax, title, or license but are responsible for the documentation fee. The customer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their home state. You will receive 30-day in-transit tags.

update: 2018-02-02


Condition:UsedYear: 1983
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 00000000000000000Mileage: 42,004
Interior Color: TanMake: Renault
Transmission: ManualModel: R5
Body Type: --Trim: Turbo II
Warranty: UnspecifiedEngine: --
Vehicle Title: ClearDrive Type: Coupe
Options: --Power Options: --
Sub Model: Turbo IIFuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: BlackFor Sale By: Dealer

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