1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo is coming to auction
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 02, 2017
An auto racing icon like the Renault 5 Turbo is probably pictured on narrow roads in the Alps or in mountain passes near the Principality of Monaco, but the truth is that many of these vehicles have been finished in heated garages, such as collection.
This is the case of this Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evolution 1985 that goes to auction in just two days by the specialist Bringatrailer, whose name is most appropriate. It has only 29,000 kilometers and could reach a price of more than 60,000 euros.
This unit, number 117 of the 200 manufactured R5 Turbo 2 to homologate the R5 Maxi Turbo Group B in rallies, was imported by Sun International to the United States and has spent three decades with the same owner, kept in a garage, until in 2015 he changed hands.
During that time, Sun International carried out various modifications to the vehicle, such as the installation of high performance components imported from France or the Kevlar rally-style frontal with auxiliary headlights Cibie (assembled in 1993). It also has 15-inch Gotti tires with Dunlop Direzza DZ-102 front tires in 195/60 dimensions and classic Michelin TB-15 rally tires on the rear axle.
The 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, coupled to a five-speed gearbox, received new cylinder head, camshaft, modifications in the injection system, a larger intercooler and a more generous radiator with a second fan, between many other things.
Its new owner, after consultation with experts, has also carried out a series of improvements and mechanical repairs, in which he has invested more than 15,000 euros (clutch, oil cooler, oil pump, petrol pump, spark plugs, liquids, etc ...). The car, in any case, is auctioned including all the documentation regarding the reviews and work done on it.
In the interior, in turn, we find a brown upholstery and some changes with respect to the model of series, like additional controls to control the auxiliary headlights or the second fan, or some VDO watches with information of the temperature of the exhaust, the oil or the battery voltage, although most original Jaeger instruments are maintained.