This car was the longest I had and was sold when I left the country. The last owner was a member of the Renault 5 group "ClubCinq" which had an accident with it and had to scrap the car. It was one of the very few in the world and the only one in The Netherlands at that time.
Renault Express 1.4 GT Turbo
- Body and engine 1988
- Changes and parts:
- 1397 cc GTTurbo, engine from a Renault 5 GTT
- Manual 5 gears
- Specification is 120 HP, last measurement 94 pk (turbo pressure 0.34 bar)
- Turbo pressure changed (now approx. 0.9 bar), adjustable with bleedvalve
- Cupsystem connection
- Revision enginehead (with bought engine)
- New clutch at engine swap (August 2003)
- New rear brakes (November 2003)
- New radiator (January 2004)
- Driveshaftes changed (March + June 2004)
- Ignition system changed and moved (April 2004)
- New starterengine (May 2004)
- Alternator changed (June 2004)
- New brake discs and brake blocks (July 2004)
- New rear wheel bearings (August 2004)
- New rear schock absorbers (September 2004)
- Revision of carburator (October 2006)
- Interior completely Renault 5 GTT
- Rear axle widened 3 cm
- Car lowered front and back
- Powerfull exhaust
- Changed the Express front to Renault 5 front
- Bodyparts in car color
- Rear spoiler (alfa33)
- Cabin and loading part divider
- Sound dampening in loading part
- Renault Tuning Club window band
- ClubCinq and Renault Tuning Club sticker on rear window
In 2005 I've bought a matching trailer to the car. This pictures was taken at the year starting meeting of the RTC, March 2006. A lot of people turned their heads when you drive by.
After the modification of the front to a Renault 5 style, not much has changed on the car.
I've had a lot of digital equipment inside, a computer for music, a GPS system, a TFT screen for videos or other things to show...
This is the engine almost directly after the swap. This swap started my hobby of tinkering on the car.
After the swap it was time for a better interior. This was actually the only place I could find rust, even though Renaults are known for being rusty. The interior was changed to a Renault 5 GTT interior.
The last owner was also a member of the Renault 5 club and put pictures online of the car after it crashed and was demolished. This is how the car was sold for scrap metal. No more Express Turbo.