It appears that evidently you could find all kinds of issues on eBay, even a tuned single-cab widebody ute based mostly on the Renault 5 from the ’80s. This distinctive conversion is situated in Taunton, UK, and is presently listed on the market at £8,000 ($9,673).
The customized construct relies on a second-generation 1987 Renault 5 three-door hatchback, but it surely has obtained a lot of modifications inside-out. The obvious, after all, is the removing of the rear passenger compartment that has been changed by a truck-style mattress.
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For sure, the small footprint of the sub-compact means there may be not a lot usable area beneath the mattress cowl, which is diminished additional by a subwoofer and a bar for elevated rigidity. We’ve got to confess although that the conversion is effectively executed, with upholstery protecting each inch of the prolonged boot.
The French mannequin additionally obtained a large bodykit with fake facet intakes as a reference to the mid-engined R5 Turbo, in addition to white 17-inch Speedline alloy wheels just like the Renault Clio Williams. The physique is roofed in a “hyper black pearl liquid” wrap with a carbon-style vented good and yellow-tinted headlights.
Contained in the cabin, we discover a pair of Recaro ep3 bucket seats, an Alcantara-upholstered dashboard, a Momo steering wheel and a Pioneer audio system. The vendor didn’t embody any particulars in regards to the engine specs, apart from it has been closely tuned. The suspension additionally seems to be lowered, almost definitely that includes a stiffer setup.
Based on the itemizing on eBay, the R5 ute has an odometer studying of 114,000 miles (183,465 km), but it surely has traveled solely 3,000 miles (4,828 km) within the final decade. Throughout its lifetime it has had 9 house owners, who saved updating the massive folder of its service historical past. It stays to be seen if somebody can be keen to pay £8,000 (the equal of round US$9,700) for this distinctive R5.