Immaculate RUF 911 duo set to fetch over $800k
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Two special Porsche-based RUF sports cars valued at over $800,000 are headed for the auction block in the UK. A rare 1998 RUF BTR2 993 Turbo and a 2002 RUF RTurbo used by the manufacturer for the Nurburgring press video will be on offer in Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale on 28th September.
“RUFs are a very special breed of vehicle. When you take a car as well respected as a Porsche and try to improve it, it can lead to some incredible results,” says classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions Harry Whale.
“The pair of RUFs on offer at the Porsche Sale are truly impeccable examples, one from a single ownership and a vendor who has clearly cared for the car dearly, and another which is famous around the world for appearing in RUFs own promotional material, taking on the legendary ‘Green Hell’. We couldn’t ask for two better examples of RUFs unbeatable engineering prowess and skill.”
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The 2002 RUF RTurbo is an original factory press car and featured in the promotional video ‘RUF RTurbo Nurburgring Lap’ and is also featured on the cover of Marc Bonger’s book ‘Porsche and RUF Sportscars’. This RTurbo has a 3.6 litre flat-six engine producing 550BHP and 575lb/ft of torque, a six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel-drive.
Estimated at $352,000 to $430,000, this RTurbo retains its original Speed Yellow paintwork with a black leather interior. As part of a private collection for the past few years, the car has covering only 48,197km.
“Very few RUFs on the market can claim this heritage and provenance. The RTurbo retains its incredible performance and subtle looks and is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of RUFs history at the Porsche Sale,” says Whale.
1998 RUF BTR2 993 Turbo
One of only five right-hand drive cars in existence, the 1998 BTR2 993 Turbo on offer at the sale is an incredibly rare machine. Only 15 BTR2 coupes were built in total. Estimated at $352,000 to $391,000 this car was built to its single owners specification including the addition of a roll cage and EKS electronic clutch system.
The car has been thoroughly serviced throughout its life, always returning to the RUF factory for servicing every 20,000km, whilst interim and minor works have been carried out by Porsche specialist workshops.
Powered by a 3.6 litre flat-six, the BTR2 produces 420BHP, is capable of 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 307km/h.
1998 RUF BTR2 993 Turbo
The aerodynamics, suspension, wheels and brakes were all specially developed for the BTR2. Finished in Arctic Silver with a Charcoal leather interior.
“This is a highly exclusive opportunity. RUFs are already rare and this incredibly special example is one of only five in the world. A car this well cared for makes this a truly unmissable chance,” said Whale.