1983 Renault 5 Turbo 2, mid-engine, very original car, rally, scca, R5, race

Price: US $79,000.00 Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Renault
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: street version FIA rally homologation
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 63,000
  • VIN: VF1822000D0000759
  • Color: dark metallic gray
  • Engine size: 1.4 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged, 185 hp
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: mid-engine, rear wheel drive
  • Interior color: tan / beige
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1980 Renault Other

NOTE: Ebay's automated system didn't like the VIN number for this car so I had to say it was a 1980 model. (The cars were never officially imported to the US they were all gray market imports.)This car is a 1983 model with its original and valid 1983 VIN number.I have had three of these great little cars- I bought one new and used it for a daily driver in the 80's then had another one in the late 90's.I found this one advertised for 50000 british pounds on a UK website in February this year but when I contacted the seller I found he was in New Jersey.I negotiated with him drove up with a trailer inspected and purchased the car and brought it home to Ohio.But I have subsequently discovered that at age 60 this type of car is no longer a fit for me! Anyway.....The car is VERY original. The original owner had it over 30 years and used it as a weekend fun driver. The car show about 101700km (about 63000 miles) on the odometer so on average it was driven about 2000 miles each year. (Speedometer and odometer are metric showing KPH speed and km mileage.) The paint appears to be original and as such has some "patina." However the roof has obviously had a recoat of clear on it. I see no signs the car was ever damaged other than a few scratches and small dings. There is some bubbling under the paint above where the right rear fender extension is attached. The car is very dark metallic grey / metallic black.The original owner said the car was the 185 HP version and it does have the thick intercooler that came with that version. Car has an obnoxious loud "Devil" exhaust fitted but original muffler is also included. I had Minilite UK make new wheels for the car- 15x7 with 195-45-15 and 16x9 with 245-45-16.The original TRX wheels are also included- they are in good original condition and the tires have excellent tread but older date codes.The spare tire is not shown in the photos or videos but it is included with the car. The car had the original yellow French Cibie driving lights but I tracked down clear lenses for those. Both sets are included.The original owner had a new headliner fitted and the seats rebuilt and reupholstered 3 years ago. They were rebuilt with denser foam than the soft original and as a result you sit higher than normal in the car. I have purchased leather tan seats from another make and was planning on adapting those to the car. I'll include those in the sale if you want them. The carpeting behind the driver seat was damaged somehow over 32 years and I purchased a piece of similar carpet from France and made a mat that fits behind both seats and looks great. This car did not come with a right-side mirror but I purchased a used one which will come with the car. Also will include a car cover.The most active english-language enthusiast site for the cars I've found is a facebook page check it out here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/91582365149/The car is sold as is with no guarantees of any kind.I would be happy to coordinate with a shipper you contract with. The car is in Cincinnati Ohio USA and has a clear 2015 Ohio title of ownership. I can make the car available for a professional inspection in the Cincinnati area if you like.I have put six videos on youtube that I took yesterday that show the car starting and driving and show a detailed walkaround of the car. See them here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2hxBQpkPQ0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92y00GC58mkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrGHl_iKGochttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNADqP7ldwghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKrj2HQ3HMUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo97pdwP5ekPLEASE view the 4th and 5th videos for detailed info about the condition of the car. I tried to show everything in the video that I'd show you if you came to see the car.This car was advertised by the previous owner for 50K pounds earlier this year. I've added the Minilite wheels tires seats etc. and am listing the car for that same price.I can send more photos just ask.The values of these cars have been increasing recently a low mile one sold at auction earlier this year for about $90000. See http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22528/lot/331/There are very few of these cars very few sellers and very few serious buyers. As such I think it makes sense to advertise the car in several places for a few weeks- I have it listed on the Car and Classic site in the UK and may list it a few more places.Since the car is advertised on other sites it may sell independently of this ebay listing.Bidding is committing to buy the car. Ask questions and inspect the car BEFORE bidding.With a car this rare and with the values changing quickly it's difficult to predict what the car will sell for.To get the word out about the car I'm listing it here on ebay for 21 days at a fixed price. However on July 5th I will change the listing to buy-it-now or best offer.****************************************************************************************UPDATE TUESDAY MORNINGWow over 500 views already!To answer a few questions-1) "What does the car need?"I know of nothing wrong with the car. It starts quickly and seems to drive fine.However the previous owner used the car as a weekend fun driver for 32 years and to my knowledge the car has not had any major work done. As with any 32 year old car I would recommend that a new owner at minimum go through the braking and fuel systems carefully inspecting all components and replacing flexible lines seals etc. as appropriate. And of course as a 32 year old car there is no warranty of any kind- the car is sold as is.2) "Looks like a good car for weekend trip- I'm surprised how much luggage space there is behind the front seats."Uhh no. The photo in this listing shows both front seats flipped forward. I took that photo to show the new mat that covers the carpet damage behind the driver's side front seat. When the front seats are in normal position they are very close to the engine compartment there's no room for luggage behind the seats. The only luggage space is on top of the engine compartment and in the the spot for behind the engine compartment.3) "What condition are the TRX wheels in? Could you remove the older TRX tires from the rims so they'd be easier to ship with the car?"The TRX wheels are straight but have 32 years of use. I'd say they have patina to match the car! Yes I can remove the tires from the TRX rims and discard the tires if you don't want them.************************************************************************************UPDATE WED 6/24 NOONWow over 1300 views 80 watchers.I looked at the original TRX wheels and tires. I can send photos but the wheels are good but certainly not show quality- some of the black finish has chipped off over the years. The tires are old- the rears about 10 years old and the fronts are 20 years old. Wouldn't be safe to drive very far on them.I added a photo showing the seats.As a reminder for the first 10 days or so of the auction it's set at a fixed price to allow the word to get out that the car is for sale. On July 5th or 6th I will change the listing to accept offers.Any other questions send 'em on!Thanks. 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