Low-Mileage Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo Sells For Nearly Six Figures [UPDATE]

Update: When the gavel dropped on October 4, this rare Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo with just over 18,000 original miles on the clock went home for a whopping $95,000. 

The original Renault R5 Turbo was introduced in 1980 as a response to the mid-engined Lancia Stratos. Styled by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the R5 quickly garnered the attention of the World Rally Championship, and enthusiasts alike. In its six years of production, the original R5 Turbo spawned the more powerful Turbo 2, and at the top of the range, the even more powerful Turbo 2 Evolution.

Just 117 examples of the Turbo 2 Evo were built towards the end of production, nearly all of them limited to Belgium as sales of the R5 in France ended the year prior. But of the 200 built, at least one of them made its way to the U.S. – this

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