Jean-Luc Thérier, the famous French rally driver, participated in a total of 46 World Rally Championship events, coming first in the general ranking five times, finishing on the podium 10 times and taking 61 stage victories. At the 1973 World Rally Championship, he was the top-ranked driver, although no drivers’ title was awarded at the time, but his team Alpine-Renault did win the championship. During his career, he raced in an Alpine-Renault A110 1800, a Renault 17 Gordini, a Porsche 911 SC, and this 1982 Renault 5 Turbo.This chassis B0000454 was delivered in 1982 to Renault Chartres, who chose the famous rally driver Jean-Luc Thérier to pilot the R5. Since Renault chose to focus their efforts on winning the Formula 1 championship, while offering a lot of technical support to Chartres, it almost became a real factory rally car.This R5 turbo entered competitions from 1982 until 1985 and has an impressive track record. Countless podium finishes and wins, notably at the 1982 Rallye des milles pistes and at the 1984 Rallye du Mont-Blanc.This R5 was exhibited at the Monte Carlo Automobile Museum. After having been recently serviced by renowned specialists of the brand, the R5 is beautifully presented in its 1984 Monte Carlo livery in which it finished in fourth place and first two-wheel drive.
4-cylinder turbocharged engine
Engine capacity: 1397 cc
Power 270 hp
Historic rally car of Jean Luc Thérier.