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This is for certain one of the best preserved Renault 5 GT Turbo Phase II's left in existence. As a very rare LHD example supplied new in Japan with factory fitted and working air-con,this 5 GT Turbo has never  seen salt, grit, nor mud to it's underside. It's also been garaged for much of it's life, hence the near new condition of it's paintwork and interior. We expect it'll find an onward home somewhere in Europe bearing in mind it's left hand drive.

Weighing only 853kg as standard, it handles as if the front is on rails with playful suspension that allows for lift-off oversteer. It's a car that positively encourages exuberant & enthusiastic driving. Being so easily tunable, over the years the vast majority have been thrashed, bashed and abused, sporting big wide body kits and different wheels, big exhausts and more...As a rare contrast, this example appears to have been in a time warp,a proper old school hot hatch,a joy too drive!

Condition Report: This example's pictures should speak for themselves. The interior is in near perfect condition throughout. No wear to carpets or seats, it's never been smoked in either. The interior's carpet appears to have barely had shoes touch it and even the boot's carpet is barely worn. Window motors work smoothly and are not tired from high mileage. The underside is similarly beautifully preserved and there's no rust at all. Even the spare wheel isn't coated in rust - instead, it's like new! The engine runs faultlessly (incl. hot starting), has good oil pressure and feels as tight as the day it was built. The gearshift linkage isn't sloppy like most - it's precise and a pleasure to use. The clutch was replaced not too long ago. Note the exhaust is also original - it's never been replaced but is still corrosion free! Brakes work with no drama and there are no rattles in the suspension.We did find a couple of small touch-up marks when polishing the bodywork and also noted the plastic film to the lower side panels is a little aged. As the film is original, we've left as is - since removal will usually damage the (original) paint.We like too keep factory originality where possible.

Since arriving to the UK this iconic little hot hatch has received our usual tlc.We treat each car as our own! Full service inc Oil & filter change,new spark plugs,airfilter,cooling system flushed and refilled with fresh coolant & new thermostat fitted & bled correctly.New distributor cap & rotor.New Lucas battery.Aircon service,pressure test,re-oil and regass,blows ice cold! Flocked rear door cards. Alloys refinished with new Falken tyres.It drives perfectly with an incredible light feeling if your accustomed to driving modern cars,a trip back to the golden hot hatch days of the 80’s!

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1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo Chassis Number: C405-409-J Originally supplied new in Japan Factory fitted Aircon 62,176 Miles (100,064 Kilometers) Fully UK registered OTR Price £SOLD