1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Type 8221
Final bid:$100,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
9 bids, 24 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1985
  • Make: Renault
  • Model: R5 Turbo 2
  • VIN: VF1822100F0010133
  • Mileage Shown: 89,500km
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Red
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Uppsala, Sweden 75598
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0034857

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.” 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $100,000
  • Auction End: Oct 06, 2023 07:11:30PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 9
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  • Drsl 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • garrege 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Surely RNM at this rate, not even close yet.

  • hooodypuck 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • FUG123 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 2 weeksago

    @zollerm The engine has 159hp/213nm on the wheels as compared to the original factory rated engine output of 160.

  • zollerm (registered bidder) 9 months, 2 weeksago


  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 2 weeksago

    To explain further, as “good condition” might be an understatement: In December 2020 the car was purchased by current owner in the UK and sent to JPR classics, formerly known as John Price Rallying, a world class specialist in the Renault Turbo 2 with over 30 years of experience. After a thorough inspection all issues were revised, including electrical work as well as replacement of both high and low pressure fuel pumps.

    The Following July (2021) the Turbocharger and fuel injection system was sent to highly regarded Renault Turbo specialist 3S Development, in France, for complete restoration. Following which the as new parts were reassembled in Sweden and the car put on dyno to verify faultless function and with factory settings for reliability. After this final revision work it has only been driven a few kilometers and therefore remains in such newly and comprehensively revised condition.

  • InboundMotorsports 9 months, 3 weeksago

    We can get the car imported and delivered anywhere in the US if the new buyer needs assistance. Happy to do it, and we’ve imported a few of these beautiful cars over the years.

    @inboundmotorsports on social if you’d like to connect. Or ask the agents at Pcarmarket to share our info if possible.

    Goodluck, beautiful car.

  • JWaic 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Steve113 (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    do you have a exporter that can help get the car to US?

  • FUG123 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • Germaninpdx (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    I WISH this was in the US.

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @LupoMotors No, the car comes in good condition and is ready to be driven.

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @Monaco Additional pictures of the cars underside should be available now.

  • LupoMotors (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Does the car need anything? Any issues?

  • Monaco 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,666

  • kearnsics 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @Monaco Yes, i will get you pictures.

  • Silver930 (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    This is really cool special R5. If its in the cards these 200 Homologated cars are the ones to buy.

  • Monaco 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,250

  • Monaco (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Any chance we can see more of the underside?

  • carissimo 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • ljpviper (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @Silvertiger Good point about the ac,thanks

  • Silvertiger 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @ljpviper It is better to not buy the R5 than mess up a great fun car by hacking in a/c. I live in California which is not as bad as Florida in heat yet keep it original.
    Registering a car from outside the states is quite easy, use google......
    beautifully nice R5 with tasteful factory upgrades

  • ljpviper (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Is it possible to put ac in the car, Florida is brutal.

  • ljpviper (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @william I live in miami Florida no emmisions

  • william (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    As the car is 25 years old or more, it can be legally imported to the US
    California will make it almost impossible to register there however
    Some States need more paperwork than others to title a car with a foreign title but it's typically easy

    In terms of cost, Shipping in a container will be around $3000-$5000 with insurance, add 2.5% customs taxes on the value of the car

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @mwein5 Unfortunately i don't have inspection papers in hand but the last clean inspection was 2021-04-21. It is due for a new one.

  • MOTIKON (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @ljpviper Hi @ljpviper

    There are many companies specifying on importing collectible cars into the USA from all around the world, in todays globalised world overseas shipping is relatively easy.

    The total cost will always vary depending on several factors. But i am sure that most shipping companies can give you an estimate.

    Because the car is over 25 years old it can be lawfully imported into the U.S. without regard to whether it complies with all applicable FMVSS.

    Do not hesitate to ask if you have any more questions.

  • ljpviper (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Anyone know how hard it is to get this car into the USA, both cost and difficulty. Thanks

  • garrege 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Turbo 1 seats and carpet.

  • mwein5 (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Are copies of the various inspection reports available?

1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Type 8221
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