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    Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    After only 6 months of ownership I have no choice other than to put my Raider Gt Turbo up for sale.
    A change of jobs means no overtime so have to make some cuts and running 3 cars is one of them!

    Anyway so am selling my 1990 H-plate Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider special Edition. The car is in excellent condition - just used at the 2013 French Car Show by Samco Hoses as a demo car and also had a feature on their Facebook page a month or so back

    Prior to me purchasing the car it was owned by a chap that owned his own body shop - he restored the cars bodywork over a few years in his free time - replacing front wings, rear wings, sills, floor pan section, bumpers etc - the engine was removed and the bay completely painted. Window seals were replaced, glass renewed, door locks removed and bumper bump strips removed. The paintwork was finished to a very high standard - the chap advised me he spent a lot of time flatting and re flatting the paintwork to get it looking perfect. He won a couple of concourse competitions with it, used to trailer it to shows!

    The engine was rebuilt by a caterham specialist - who replaced numerous parts including:
    pistons and liners
    Oil pump overhaul
    Crank thrust washer
    New timing chain
    Timing chain tensioner
    uprated valve stem oil seals
    Uprated valve spring set
    KTR Uprated head gasket
    KTR high Tensile head bolt set
    Genuine crank spacer
    Water pump
    Starter motor
    KTR Bottom end gasket set
    KTR Sump seal kit
    KTR180 Hybrid Turbo
    KTR high pressure fuel pump
    KTR metal fuel filter
    Stainless 2 1/2" downpipe
    Pro-Alloy Header Tank
    Scorpion full exhaust system
    KTR alloy carb lobster top
    Mocal oil cooler
    Braided turbo oil feed hose
    Refurbished inlet manifold
    Adjustable cam sprocket
    Forge dump valve
    RMD double capacity alloy intercooler
    KTR alloy Turbo heat shield
    New engine wiring loom
    Perc fan sensor
    Chrome engine lifting eye
    Chrome cylinder head plate
    Chrome alternator fixing bracket
    Chrome cam chain cover
    Chrome lower pulley
    Chrome Alternator arm
    KTR high power blue plug leads
    KTR short shift kit - Black billet gear knob
    New engine mounts throughout

    A friend of the owners then retrimmed the interior - all of the door cards are in full leather, the seats are half leather/half black fabric, all I've added inside are a new full set of seat belts and buckles from a low mileage campus as my originals were looking very rough, fitted some GT tuning Billet heater control knobs and a set of rear seat hinge covers. The front seats were very wobbly so replaced some bolts with correct versions and now fixed solidly.

    Also fitted when restoring where a full set of Avo Sports Evolution GT Tuning spec coil overs, 285mm GT Tuning drilled front discs as well as matching GT Tuning drilled rear discs along with GT Tuning Kevlar brake pads all round. Also has braided hoses throughout.
    The car is also fully poly bushed - wishbones, strut mounts, etc, has new track rods,

    When I bought the car it was running really badly - constantly cutting out and wasn't very nice to drive - fortunately one of my best mates is the Renault Technical Expert in Cardiff Renault and also loves these cars so was happy to rebuild the engine with me and sort out any other little problems

    We replaced:
    Exhaust manifold - now stainless version
    GT Turbo spares re-engineered carburettor
    Rocker cover gasket/washers/nuts
    Genuine oil filter
    Fresh Mobil super 2000 10w 40 oil
    Uprated inlet/exhaust Manifold gasket
    Stainless steel Turbo gaskets
    New studs and nuts
    Carb base gaskets
    Throttle cable
    Genuine Clutch cable
    Lots of missing brackets - turbo support, downpipe support etc
    New coolant
    New driveshaft fitted
    All polished or chromed parts re-finished
    All new breather hoses
    Oil pressure sensor
    Throttle cable spring,

    And added:
    Air filter - now ITG Maxogen open filter
    Pro-Speed exhausts stainless Back box with 3" outward rolled tailpipe
    All brackets/mounts either chromed or powder coated gloss black
    Full new set of Blue Samco hoses - coolant, aux and turbo
    New genuine thermostat
    Full set JCS high grip marine grade stainless hose clips
    Silver hose clamp finishers for header tank hoses
    Mikalor heavy duty hose clamps for boost hoses
    TPI polorised Racing wheel bolts x 16
    New door check strap pins
    Chrome rocker cover
    Polished water swirl pot
    Polished oil breather pot
    GT Tuning top water hose polished pipe
    Replaced head light caps
    Replaced top shock mount covers
    Replaced Bonnet stay and clips (new)
    Genuine Battery cover
    Polished horn pump
    Polished oil cap
    Carried out Cup-mod to turbo/carb
    New valves in breather hoses
    New Header Tank Strap
    Black distributor cap and new rotor arm


    So the car now runs really smoothly, feels really strong though not set up fuelling as yet so running standard boost - has done no more than 400 miles since we rebuilt it

    Exterior wise I have replaced both the front fog lights with some new yellow original types and also fitted new orange side repeaters.
    I have fitted new genuine washer jets as the previous owner had some nasty chrome versions fitted, the rear wiper has been removed though as wiring etc still present so could be refitted it wanted
    It has a set of gloss black 15 inch oz ultraleggera replica alloys in near perfect condition with matching nearly new tyres all round. Have had the centre caps painted gloss black and fitted O.Z racing logo wheel centres.
    When I bought the car it had an open grill fitted - I've since replaced this with a brand new campus grill (turbo grills are like rocking horse pooh) had it professionally painted and fitted a genuine carbon fibre Renault diamond badge

    The car does still need some work to be A1 but its very close - I've sorted the engine, mechanicals and body work but the interior could do with a tidy up - the central locking motors are stiff and need adjusting and lubing as do the electric window motors, I had plans to flock the dash and replace the seats but there's nothing wrong with what's there already. Also I've fitted a new speedo cable as the speedo wasn't not working when I purchased the car but still has a problem as runs slowly

    Has a Phillips Cd head unit, alpine front speakers and ken wood 6x9's in the rear.

    Just put 12 months MOT on it and its taxed until the end of September

    Comes with a file full of receipts for most of above parts - adding up to well over £12000, as well as lots of old mot slips and garage invoices.

    Car is in Cardiff, South Wales and ready to be driven away - will take £3750 Ono

    Tel - 07540 543015 or pm any questions etc































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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    OMG! Very sorry to see this Tim! A sad day! I know the dedication to detail you've had with this car and completely taken by surprise that you're selling! It looks a fantastic example and would by it in a flash were I looking to purchase another one!

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    absolutely lovely example, wish i had the loot, glws matey

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    If this doesn't achieve the asking price were all fooked.. Great example

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    Quote Originally Posted by Nottswoody View Post
    If this doesn't achieve the asking price were all fooked.. Great example

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    First post!

    Is this still for sale?

    Rus

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    99% positive this sold. The new owner has a thread showing the jobs he's been doing on it IIRC.

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    Correct on both accounts Trev

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    New poster! (less than 10 posts)

    cheers guys ill keep looking

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    Good luck and be prepared to move quickly as good ones don't hang around.

    I started looking at the beginning of the year and purchased just recently.

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    Re: Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider £3750. Completely restored

    New poster! (less than 10 posts)

    cheers for that, my last one i had was in 2004, now 9 years later im in a better situation, to own and look after one

    so the wait starts!

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