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Genuine Barn Find 80s Hot Hatch

Genuine Barn Find 80s Hot Hatch

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Genuine Barn Find 80s Hot Hatch


This is a genuine barn find of a true 80s hot hatch survivor. Jonny Smith headed back to Wales to pounce on a hibernating Renault 5 GT Turbo that hadn’t moved since its tax ran out in 2001.

Several things really attracted Jonny to this Renault 5, which had been brought to our attention by a fellow car hoarder called Sion Ellis from http://www.automax-wales.com/. Sion first got in touch with Jonny because he found a one owner original Allegro Equipe a few years back. He then learned of an unmolested R5 GTT via an old friend.

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For starters the owner of the Renault had had it since the late ’80s (2nd owner) and it hadn’t succumbed to any of the usual Max Power mods. Now you cannot find a good unmolested 5GTT for toffee. Hard to believe that there’s less than 300 left in total on UK roads. Do Jonny and Sion manage to fire up the hot hatch Renault? Watch on to find out.

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Filmed and edited by: Phil Vaughan Pritchard https://www.philvfilms.com/
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Jonny Smith
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CHAPTERS
0:00 Intro
1:12 The owner AnnMarie’s backstory
6:18 Meet Sion
8:20 Moving motorbikes
8:49 Nudity
9:00 First inspection of the interior
9:52 Last on road in 2001
10:10 Front end inspection
10:27 Tech spec
11:15 Renault 5 turbo history
12:15 Engine bay inspection
15:18 Rear end inspection
15:42 Ali G
15:52 Inside the boot
18:00 Pulling it out (pt1)
18:32 Performance specs
18:52 Brake unseizing
20:02 Pulling it out (pt2)
20:47 Will it start?
22:40 Turning over….
27:32 Loading onto trailer

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