Only 5,500 examples were made, of which just 185 were delivered to the United States. (You can imagine this writer's teenage surprise to see a truck-load of them on the highway.) The T-5R was available as a sedan or a wagon in black, banana yellow or (rarest of all) olive green, but this example is rarer still. Spotted by Autofans.be
at a Belgian dealership, this 850 was turned into a pickup ute. As you can see, it's also been painted red, and has a Christmas tree loaded onto its bed. Whether this is an actual T-5R or an ordinary 850 chopped up and fitted with the sportier model's body-kit and wheels we don't know, but it sure gets our holiday spirits up.