Lot 130 - 1984 Renault 5
|Registration||UK Taxes Paid|
|Odometer reading||11,389 km|
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
The Renault 5 was launched onto the right hand drive UK market in the autumn of 1972, where, alongside the recently launched Fiat 127, it competed as an imported but more modern alternative to the Mini and Hillman Imp. The 5 borrowed mechanicals from the similarly popular Renault 4 using a longitudinally-mounted engine driving the front wheels. Engines were borrowed from the Renault 4 and larger Renault 8; there was a choice, at launch, between 782cc and 956cc according to price level. The 5TS and 5LS both with the 1,289cc engine from the Renault 12 was added from April 1974. As on the Renault 4, entry level Renault 5’s had their engine sizes increased to 845cc in 1976 and at the top of the range later models had the engine sizes expanded to 1,397cc. The Renault 5 went on to enjoy cult status when the turbo and rear engine Group B derived Maxi cars were introduced.
This four-door left hand drive Renault 5 is in very good order throughout and shows a mere 11,389Km on the odometer, this is thought to be correct although not warranted. Having spent its life overseas the bodywork is very solid and the white paintwork is showing to be in good order. We are advised it runs and drives well; the UK registration has been applied for and is expected to be completed prior to auction. Once a common sight on roads throughout Europe these Renault 5’s are surely a future classic.
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