A reader named Wayne emailed me asking about Turbo 2’s for sale right now. I turned up the following with a little work on CrazedList and Google. All three models I found are in Southern California, ranging from $18k to $35k.
Renault R5 T2 for $18k in Antelope Valley – This car sounds like a project that needs finishing. I’d be scared myself…
1984 Renault R5 Turbo II, white, 33k kilometers, this car is in MINT stock condition $27500.00 – Car is part of a collection that is being sold apparently. Burbank.
Renault R5 Turbo 2 1985 $35000 in Orange County – This listing includes pictures, and thank goodness too because it looks really sharp.
I didn’t search the entire U.S. (yet) so there may be more. And Google didn’t turn up much help except an ancient page on the Sun International page. Some of the listings date back to the late 90’s. But for the hell of it, I emailed them to see if they have any current inventory.
Do you know of an R5 Turbo for sale? Put a comment in below and tell us more!
Check out his 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo for sale on eBay:
It will be interesting to see where the 1975 2002 Turbo Conversion I posted Friday, and this original Turbo auction end up. Especially considering the condition of this one is in rather, uh, original and un-restored. Bidding is already at $22k with 8 days to go! Considering other uber-rare BMW 2002 variants I’ve posted in the last year have commanded $30-45k, where do you think this one will end up?
Update: This car sold for a tick over $40k!!
This turbo converted 1975 BMW 2002 on eBay has been previously featured in European Car magazine:
1975 BMW 2002 Turbo / M10 Turbo Engine
This car has been featured in the December 1995 European car magazine, and the November 1998 issue of Turbo and High Tech Performance magazine. It has won numerous car show awards and race events. Before I purchased this California car, it had undergone a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration, there are a few nicks here and there but otherwise beautiful. I recently purchase a new motor for this car which has less than 1000 miles on it, still being broken in. The Mitsubishi Blue and Porsche Silver paint scheme give the car a longer, lower appearance- yet it still passes for a nicely restored stock 02 and can be used as a daily driver. This is the ultimate driving machine… there is no area of the car’s performance that has not been upgraded.
Top speed over 150 mph, 0-60 around 5 sec, ¼ mile times 13.2 @108mph (with the previous motor…I have not Dyno’d or completed the break-in of the new motor, but we increased the the hp by roughly 25).
Current bid is $11k reserve not met. Considering what other BMW 2002’s have sold for that I’ve referenced on this blog, I’m guessing at best $15k on this one. If the car is still as sharp as it was in the article from years ago, maybe a few thousand higher. Any other guesses out there? Leave a comment!
Stunning car! With a 13 second quarter mile and all the right suspension bits, this car is serious competition at any track day!
Update: Car did not meet reserve at $15.6k.