1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo


  • 1.4L Turbo I4 with 5-speed manual transmission
  • Excellent basis for a restoration
  • Some new parts fitted
  • Running, braking and driving
  • Valid MOT until June 2024

The Appeal

First introduced in 1972, the Renault 5 quickly became nearly synonymous with French motoring. That compact, squared-off styling and perky performance made it a treasure for any ambitious petrolheads and became a keystone for the burgeoning hot-hatch movement. 
Little wonder then that the Hot Hatch GT Turbo hit the market in February 1985 - with a modified 4-cylinder 8-valve engine. The result was a charismatic car with an impeccable power-to-weight ratio. 

This example has recently undergone some mechanical work, and following some restoration work is sure to be a fantastic, eminently usable retro classic. We’ve no doubt it’ll be very rewarding for the dedicated enthusiast.

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1988
  • The DVLA records 4 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since May 2021
  • Currently indicates 141,294 miles
  • Valid MOT until June 2024
  • The car has spent quite some time off of the road
  • While the car is driving and has a valid MOT, the vendor highlights it as a recommissioning project 
  • Small mileage discrepancy between MOT tests recorded in 2006-2007, we're unsure why but most likely a clerical error by the test centre. 
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Some invoices dating back as far as 1997

The Condition

  • Externally, the car is brightly presented
  • Some signs of wear with the odd paint chip
  • Some small dents and dings
  • All branding and GT Turbo appliques are intact
  • Speedline alloys require some restoration 
  • Newly fitted iLink tyres
  • Sills, jacking points and scuttle area require attention and welding
  • Underside is generally looking a little tired
  • The car’s interior is highly original but requires some attention
  • Seats have some rips and tears
  • Steering wheel is worn
  • Instruments and plastics are original, with some light wear
  • Door card plastics are faded

The Mechanics

  • 1397 cc C6J turbo I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Engine bay is in fair order with some age-commensurate wear
  • New parts reported by the vendor include:
    • Rebuilt carburettor
    • New fuel pump
    • New fuel filter
    • New water pump
    • New thermostat
    • New oil and spark plugs
  • Car is starting, driving and braking 
  • MOT carried only some advisories for the tyres
  • All the same, the vendor recommends recommissioning the car before returning to the road
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Auction Details
  • Year 1988
  • Make Renault
  • Model 5 Turbo
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 141,294 Miles
  • Engine size 1397
  • Seller Type Private
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
6 Bids from 5 bidders
  • an•••• £5,100 18/01/24
  • Bi•••• £5,000 17/01/24
  • vi•••• £4,100 11/01/24
  • ch•••• £4,000 11/01/24
  • vi•••• £1,600 11/01/24
  • da•••• £1,500 11/01/24

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