Archive for the ‘Porsche’ Category

This nicely-presented, left hand drive, 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe was shipped to the USA in the early years of its life and remained in the state of Texas until being imported into the UK in 2018.

This classic 911 is finished in Guards Red with a black interior and shows no signs of the typical corrosion that is often found on 911’s of this vintage which is likely due to the fact that it remained in a relatively dry climate while spending over 20 years in the USA.

We are aware that the gentleman who imported the car into the UK in 2018 carried out a full professional respray since his intention was to fully restore the car. Unfortunately he was unable to continue with the project for personal reasons and the car was then purchased by ourselves and the registered keeper is RUF Automobile UK.

There is a well-documented history file that dates back to work done in 1997 in the USA and there are bills totalling over £20k for work and upgrades carried out since this 911 has been in our ownership here in the UK.

Recent work this year has included a full service, gearbox rebuild, new clutch and new fuel lines.

The car has covered an indicated total of 173,000 miles and comes with an MOT that expires in April 2023.

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1995 RUF BTR2

Posted: July 3, 2022 by The Car Spy in Classic Cars, For Sale, Porsche, Pre-owned, RUF

Shortly after the introduction of the 993 Carrera in 1994, RUF Automobile GmbH introduced the 993-based BTR2, with a 3.6 litre turbocharged engine, fixed rear spoiler plus a distinctive RUF-designed front bumper which included two extra air inlets. Based on the Carrera engine, the air-cooled, K27 turbocharged RUF powerplant generated 420 hp at only 5000 rpm and a maximum torque of 425 lb/ft was available at 4800 rpm.

The BTR2 took on the mantle of the original 964-based BTR (Gruppe B Turbo Ruf) which had been produced between 1983 and 1989. In total no more than 18 BTR2’s were built by the factory in Pfaffenhausen and only three of those were produced in right hand drive form.
The BTR2 was based on a 993 Carrera 2 bodyshell in white supplied by Porsche and RUF went about building a turbocharged 993 before Porsche launched their own official Turbo model in 1995. As a point of interest the BTR2 produced 420hp while the Porsche 911 Turbo lagged behind at 402hp. In addition, since the BTR2 was based on a C2 bodyshell it carried less weight than the 911 Turbo so another tick in the box for the RUF.

Manufactured in 1995, this particular BTR2 (car no.6) is a very rare, UK-registered, right hand drive example (one of only three built by RUF) finished in Aventurine Green with a Silver Grey leather interior and was imported and registered in the UK in November 2015. Like all ‘W09’ RUF’s this car was originally supplied by the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen and built to the owner’s exact specification.

The car has covered a total of 48,000 kilometres (30,000 miles) and comes with a comprehensive history file that tracks the car’s life from its delivery to its first owner in Singapore up to the present day.

During the past 12 months the car has undergone a major restoration of its bodywork which included a glass-out, bare-metal re-spray in its original factory-painted Aventurine Green plus a mechanical re-commissioning which included a major service and fresh MOT. The car is therefore now ready for its new owner to drive and enjoy immediately.

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2004 Porsche 911 996 Turbo S Tiptronic

Posted: October 6, 2021 by The Car Spy in For Sale, Porsche, Pre-owned

RUF Automobile UK is very pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this Basalt Black Metallic, right hand drive Porsche 911 996 Turbo S Tiptronic which has recorded less than 29,000 miles from new. This November 2004 registered Turbo S is a UK-supplied (C16) example of which it said that only 150 Coupes were supplied in RHD form to the UK market. This very well cared-for car is extremely well presented having had a professional detail including full paint correction plus a Modesta ceramic coating application (£1500 cost). This Turbo S also comes with a comprehensive Porsche OPC and Specialist service history. and has recently had a full service carried out by La Rose Porsche in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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2004 Porsche 911 RUF R Kompressor

Posted: October 5, 2021 by The Car Spy in For Sale, Porsche, RUF

RUF Automobile UK is very pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this Seal Grey Metallic 2004 right hand drive, 3.6 litre, Porsche 911 997 Tiptronic with RUF Kompressor and ancillary RUF upgrades having recorded less than 44,000 miles from new. The current owner purchased this 911 in 2012 and informs us that originally the car was serviced by Porsche Mid-Sussex and then later by Chiswick London Porsche. The 420hp RUF conversion/upgrade was carried out by renowned specialists Fearnsport prior to the purchase by the current owner who has had the vehicle regularly maintained by Dialynx. The Kompressor was rebuilt by RUF Germany in 2018 and the engine was rebuilt by Dialynx who installed Westwood steel cylinder bore liners at the same time.

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1979 RUF BTR Porsche 930 Turbo

Posted: October 3, 2021 by The Car Spy in Classic Cars, For Sale, General, Porsche, Pre-owned, RUF

RUF Automobile UK is very pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this early left hand drive RUF BTR with a 3.3 Turbo engine which is believed to be one of between 70 and 80 examples bearing a Porsche VIN (there are a further 20-30 cars with RUF’s factory ‘W09’ VIN).

​First registered in 1979 and showing 147947 kms on the odometer, this Porsche 911 930 Turbo was significantly upgraded to BTR spec (estimated 1985) using original RUF parts. The plaque on the glovebox indicates the conversion was completed by the authorised Japanese RUF importer, Ishida Engineering. The RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, has supplied a recent letter confirming the originality of all RUF parts and modifications.

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