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Old 30-04-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Renault 5 GT Turbo Ph1, Pearl White

I thought I would start a thread on here, I recently collected a rare Renault 5 Gt Turbo, Phase 1, Pearl white, one owner, 25k on the clock.

The car has been in a heated garaged from 6 months old, no rust to be found bar the Spare wheel cage (Cheap and easy fix), I plan on keeping it original, and improving on its near mint condition...

The Graphics are a Renault boutique optional extra and are ubber rare in themselves... very fitting for the mid 80's.

Overall the paintwork is pretty damn decent, however a quick go over with DA wouldn't hurt, I think I will just wax the wax and store the car away in a carcoon (will be garaged shortly inside the carcoon as well).

However I would like some advise on products best to use to protect the rubber trim and to keep them fresh, as they haven't dried up or started to crack.

Also the body kit it plastic with a dye inserted into the moulds from the factory, this is easily damaged by sun light over a period of time (Wont affect this car), but any suggestions on best product to protect the body kit would be appreciated.

The interior is clean, smoke free, however needs a hoover and minor cleaning/tarting up... nothing major.

The engine bay is standard, presentable, but will have some TLC to bring it up to a show condition.

Here are some pictures, I am looking forward to spending some time on this car and getting to a A1 condition.












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Old 30-04-2018, 11:04 AM   #2
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Fantastic find

I bet it did more miles bringing it home, than the last 5 years looking at the MOT history !

Any plans to refurb the wheels ?

And I'd check the age of all the tyres - looks like it had some for MOT in 2012, so even those are almost 6 years old.


For the rubber seals my go to is GummiPflege - its available as a 'wax' stick but also as a roll on. I find the wax stick (prittstick type) one a bit hard - fine in warmer weather but invariably its autumn when you think about redoing the seals, at which point it can be quite difficult to apply easily.

For the bodykit then Gtechniq C4, or CarPro PERL are good UV protectors with a low sheen, dry finish; none of that oily silicon mess. You can use PERL on the rubber seals if all you want is a uv protectant without any nourishing properties
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Old 30-04-2018, 11:08 AM   #3
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That looks an awesome car - well done on finding it.
A true 80's icon, original, rare and a thread I'll be following keenly.
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Fantastic find

I bet it did more miles bringing it home, than the last 5 years looking at the MOT history !

Any plans to refurb the wheels ?

And I'd check the age of all the tyres - looks like it had some for MOT in 2012, so even those are almost 6 years old.


For the rubber seals my go to is GummiPflege - its available as a 'wax' stick but also as a roll on. I find the wax stick (prittstick type) one a bit hard - fine in warmer weather but invariably its autumn when you think about redoing the seals, at which point it can be quite difficult to apply easily.

For the bodykit then Gtechniq C4, or CarPro PERL are good UV protectors with a low sheen, dry finish; none of that oily silicon mess. You can use PERL on the rubber seals if all you want is a uv protectant without any nourishing properties
Yes I will be getting a spare set of wheels refurbished and some new tyres (Avon have the original moulds and have started making them again).

I managed a whole 26 miles drive on the way home, no major issues to be reported, an MOT will happen this week

Thank you for the advise, I have some Gtechniq C4 unopened indoors was thinking of using it on the body kit
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Some W5 or W6 with a soft brush is probably not a bad thing on the bodykit , just to ensure no ingrained dirt before sealing it all with the C4.
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Old 30-04-2018, 11:19 AM   #6
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No Way....... thats amazing!!

That must be one of the cleanest R5's ive ever seen!
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No Way....... thats amazing!!

That must be one of the cleanest R5's ive ever seen!
I would say its one of the better ones in the UK, its not been restored so things like all the brackets in the engine bay are not mint/new... however I think I will be sympathetic with my TLC to leave stuff original as possible... I dont want it being a restoration project, more of a sympathetic restoration.
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wow!

Unbelievable!
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A great car ! remember my first drive of one back in around 1987-8 worked as a car valet at the time in a small family garage and had to deliver some parts was only around 18 years old at the time and could not quite believe how fast it was compared to the old 1.6 ford capri i had at the time.
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