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1987 Renault 5 TL 'Rio' Limited Edition
- Rare 'Rio' UK only Special Edition
- Odometer reading 57, 355 miles
- One lady owned nearly 30 years
- MOT expires 31st July 2022
- Cherished Registration Number comes with the vehicle
Renault's '5' is a four-passenger, three or five-door, front-engine, front wheel drive hatchback supermini manufactured and marketed by one of France's most successful automobile companies over two generations: 19721985 (also called R5) and 19841996. The compact, small car market was thriving in the UK during the 1980's and the R5 was significantly Renaults best selling UK model. The second generation shape (released in 1985) featured a new transverse engine and gearbox layout, galvanised & zinc coated structural elements, improved efficiency engines, 20% greater glass area, and uprated safety features. The driving distance range of the new 1, 108cc 'TL' model, when fitted with the 5-speed gearbox, on a full tank of fuel was elevated to a staggering 620 miles, equating to 68. 9 mpg... a world record at the time for a spark ignition vehicle according to Renault. To accelerate sales further and draw in a younger audience, Renault UK launched a Limited Production 'Special Edition' named 'Rio' in March 1987. 4, 000 cars were made available (as either a 956cc 4-speed or 1108cc 5 - speed) with a twin speaker digital stereo system, 3-position Britax glass Sunhatch roof, multi-coloured pattern fabric upholstery amongst other features. Only available in bright red or silver, all were sold out in the first few weeks of being launched.
JIB 1844 (the cherished number stays with the car) was first registered in May 1987 - one of the last registered 'Rio' Special Edition cars. Specified in Bright red with the larger 1, 108cc engine and optioned with 5-Speed manual gearbox.
Joan Ivy Bull (JIB) purchased the car in 1991 and transferred the cherished number on to the car within the first twelve months. The Renault 5 was sparsely used, accumulating no more than 6, 000 miles in the first eleven years of her ownership. The keys were lost and the car was stored in her garage until Summer 2020 when a specialist key company were asked to create new keys for the vehicle. They subsequently purchased the car, serviced and recommissioned the car for road use. The car was purchased by a young lady local to Ewbanks in the Summer of 2020 but has been driven less than 100 miles in her first 16 months of ownership. She tells us that the car always starts and been fun to drive on the occasions of her using it. There is a good quantity of new and old MOT certificates in the history file, which correlate with the current odometer reading, which remains very low at 57, 355 miles. There are a number of old V5's also, which provide a charming view of the cars history in the ownership of three ladies. The paintwork gleams beautifully and the interior looks virtually untouched, so well has it been preserved. It is a very pretty little classic which should provide fairly reliable, enjoyable and low budget classic motoring to its next owner.
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