2016-10-03

Two littles with big hearts

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Small but with a big heart.

This time we are heading to Flanders to make a special report on 2 little ones from our dad’s youth.

On one side a German one, on the other side a French one but they share the same spirit of being little sportive ones giving the owner special sensations.

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 Sebastien's Renault 5 GT turbo “slightly” took a more sportive look compared to the original

 

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With Speed Line rims and an exhaust ending on the left side similar to the race cars from the seventies. 

 

 

 

For the interior, he installed a roof bar and two Renault Sport seats. All with the purpose of simplified use.

 

 

 “No need for a radio”, says Sebastien because no music sounds as nice as the sound coming out of the exhaust. Useless to say, we approve!

 

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The engine was modified quite a bit:

 

Sharper camshaft, lightened flywheel, high performance hoses, fuel pump with higher flow, etc.

 

Cooling had to be adapted. For this purpose they installed a big aluminum radiator and an oil radiator.

 

And last but not least as a final touch : they installed a Garrett gt 2560r.

 

But the most fascinating and what makes the beauty of this car is that they kept to one sole carburetor, a bit modified of course.

 

They ended up with 240 hp for a 1,5bar turbo pressure. No need to say it, the little one has no reason to envy its bigger sisters. 

 

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Stijn’s Opel Corsa surprised us with the amazing finishes he applied, perfect paint job and care for detail interior-wise as well as exterior.

He told us he spent many evenings over a three-month period working on this car after he purchased it from an old lady who owned it since 1988.

 

 

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The interior finishes are as perfect as the exterior. Patko seats and a Wiechers Sport roof bar were added. 

 

 

Standing on Ronal Turbos R10, the look is unparalleled. 

 

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This project completed, he started one on a different make to start a new adventure.

We can't wait to see the result and will be there to share the discovery with you.

 

Written by Kevin.

Photographed by Jonas.

© Low Classic Garage

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