One of the most legendary rally-inspired cars of the 1980s, the 1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Type 8221 was built to help the R5 Maxi Turbo rally car qualify for WRC Group B competition that included the Stratos, Audi Sport, and Porsche 911. As a homologation model, only 200 examples were built, and it features a factory aluminum roof, turbocharged 1,432cc inline-four engine, and a unique rear-wheel drive design. This example (#133 of 200) is finished in red over a matching leather and fabric interior. It is reported to have been delivered new in Montlhéry, France on April 22, 1985, and driven around Southern France, imported to the United Kingdom in 2019, and then to Sweden on February 26, 2021. Accompanied by extensive documentation, inspected by modern-classic specialists at MOTIKON, and ratified by Olly Melliard (a United Kingdom-based R5 expert), this rare Turbo 2 Type 8221 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Sweden showing approximately 89k kilometers on the odometer.
This R5 Turbo 2 is said to have been refinished in its current shade of red in 2016. Exterior details include an aluminum roof, front and rear fog lights, boxed fender flares, large quarter panel air intakes, “Turbo 2” side graphics, and a single exhaust outlet. It rides on factory 15” wheels dressed in Michelin Radial X tires. The seller reports some minor paint impections, and additional images are provided in the gallery.
The interior is upholstered in red leather and fabric and features Bertone seats. Interior details include a black dash with “Renault 5 Turbo” passenger-side badging, black door card inserts, red carpeting, a 3-spoke steering wheel, and manual windows. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.
This R5 Turbo 2 is reported to have matching chassis (F0010133) and engine (J000188) numbers for its type. It is equipped with a turbocharged 1,432cc inline four-cylinder engine that is said to have been rebuilt by a French specialist before being shipped to the United Kingdom in 2019. Compared to the Type 8220 examples, the Type 8221 engines featured a larger displacement, a revised crankshaft, revised cylinder heads, and a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. It is said to have been thoroughly inspected by modern classic specialists at MOTIKON in Sweden and ratified by Olly Melliard, who is a United Kingdom-based R5 expert. The seller notes that all service has been documented and receipts are included in the sale.
This sale will include a clean title, a spare tire, a toolkit, sales literature, and extensive documentation.
The seller would like you to know: “This Renault 5 Turbo 2 8221 is a well kept example of the rare and highly regarded Rally homologation special, Car 133/200.”
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