Highlights 

  • Very low mileage example
  • Just 3 former keepers
  • Presented in excellent overall condition
  • Offers a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding ownership experience
  • Runs & drives brilliantly, with previous maintenance to show
  • A timeless, retro French icon

The Appeal

 
Launched in 1972 and pitted against the likes of the Mini and Hillman Imp, the Renault 5 certainly had rather large shoes to fill in the supermini market. As a more modern alternative packed with French flair, however, it proved to be a great success, setting the stage for the hatchback and supermini market as we know it.
 
Presented today is a brilliant chance to enjoy the 2nd generation of the French icon, in the form of this delightful, low-mileage 1990 example. No doubt the recipient of plenty of care throughout its minimal time on the roads, it offers a very respectable condition inside and out, likely retaining plenty of its original finish.
 
With strong demand for tidy examples of these iconic hatches, this presents a great opportunity for collectors & enthusiasts on the search for a low-mileage, original vehicle.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Offered with just 54k on the clock
  • Enjoyed by just 3 former keepers
  • Well preserved, remaining rather original
  • Includes the original handbook & service booklet
  • Benefits from previous maintenance, with plenty of stamps to show
  • Valid MOT until 19 March 2025
  • Ready to be enjoyed

The Condition

  • Offers a very iconic profile, with a rather comfortable interior
  • Finished in an eye-catching shade of red, with “Prima” decals
  • Offers a respectable paintwork finish, with only the expected light signs of age to show
  • Features a well-preserved cloth interior, with very few signs of use to note
  • Presented in excellent overall condition given its age, with plenty of original finish left to enjoy

The Mechanics

  • Powered by a 1397cc inline-four, paired with a three-speed automatic gearbox
  • Runs & drives brilliantly, with no known mechanical or electrical faults to note
  • Offers a very enjoyable drive, packed with character and free from needless complication
  • Rewarding to own, and simple to maintain
  • Includes an assortment of spare parts & consumables
  • Offered with valid MOT until 19 March 2025
  • Ready to be enjoyed on the roads

Summary

 
The Renault 5 was one of the most impactful hatchbacks to grace the roads, proving Renault’s merit in a competitive market and paving the way for the market as we know it. This particular R5 is a shining showcase of the French hero, offering a very low mileage figure, low owner count, excellent mechanical health and a respectable overall finish.
 
If you’re on the search for a tasty slice of retro motoring goodness, this charming 1990 Renault 5 Auto is the perfect choice.

BEFORE YOU BUY 
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The seller is registered as a private seller which means consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not come into effect. However, you are still covered by Car & Classic’s own Terms and Conditions.. 
We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
We want a smooth transaction just as much as you do and as such we run all UK-registered cars and motorbikes for sale on Car & Classic through an online HPI check to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing, allowing you to bid with confidence. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1990
  • Make Renault
  • Model 5
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 54,453 Miles
  • Engine size 1397
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wirral
  • Location Merseyside
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 6 bidders
  • cu•••• £1,963 04/06/24
  • co•••• £1,863 04/06/24
  • cu•••• £1,763 04/06/24
  • co•••• £1,663 04/06/24
  • jo•••• £1,563 04/06/24
  • co•••• £1,463 04/06/24
  • jo•••• £1,363 04/06/24
  • co•••• £1,263 04/06/24
  • jo•••• £1,163 04/06/24
  • ph•••• £963 02/06/24

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