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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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Finished in Eiger Grey with Acorn/Lunar Windsor Leather interior we have been asked by the current owner to find a buyer for this extremely low-mileage, 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE D300 MHEV which has completed only 600 miles since new. The excellent as-new condition of the car is a given considering the very low miles recorded to date.

This Defender 110 comes with the following comprehensive specification:-

  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Acorn/Lunar Windsor Leather and Robustec Seats with Lunar Interior
  • Front Undershield
  • Front Mudflaps
  • Rear Mudflaps
  • Fixed Side Steps
  • Interior Protection Pack
  • Loadspace Rubber Mat
  • Deep-Sided Rubber Mats
  • Urban Pack
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • 11.4″ Touchscreen
  • 20″ Full-Size Spare Wheel
  • Heated Washer Jets
  • Front Centre Console Refrigerator
  • Cold Climate Pack
  • Headlight Power Wash
  • Wireless Device Charging with Phone Signal Booster
  • Comfort and Convenience Pack
  • 20″ Style 5098, %-spoke Alloy Wheels in Satin Dark Grey
  • Light Oyster Morzine Headlining
  • Rough-cut Walnut Veneer
  • Leather Gearshift
  • Two Keys
  • UK Supplied Car

This car is now SOLD!

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1997 RUF CTR2

Posted: October 6, 2021 by The Car Spy in For Sale, Left Hand Drive, Pre-owned, RUF
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1997 RUF CTR2

RUF Automobile is delighted to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this beautiful, left hand drive, genuine ‘W09’ VIN RUF CTR2.

Afficionados of RUF will know that the company is in a unique position to source body shells directly from Porsche and then create its own individual interpretation of a highly capable sports car. All RUF-manufactured cars come with a VIN that starts ‘W09’ since the company is recognised as a manufacturer in its own right by the German authorities.

The CTR2 is the evolution of the legendary CTR ‘Yellow Bird’ and only sixteen RUF CTR 2 models were built between 1995 and 1997. The CTR moniker is derived from ‘Group C, Turbo, Ruf’. The 3.6 litre powerplant in the CTR2 is actually based on the engine used in the Porsche 962 Le Mans Group C car

Capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds and hitting a top speed in excess of 220 MPH (354 km/h), the CTR2 was one of the fastest production supercars in the world, capable of out-running Ferrari’s F50 (193 mph), Jaguar’s XJ220 (213 mph), and performing on par with Nissan’s R390 GT1 (220 mph).

The one million dollar McLaren F1 was the only other production car at the time which was later found to have performed better under testing, by 1998, making the RUF CTR2 the second fastest production car of the day. 

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mercedes benz sls amg 6.3

Finished in Designo Mystic White with Black Leather interior we have been asked by the current (overseas) owner to find a buyer for this extremely low-mileage, right hand drive 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS 6.3 AMG which has completed only 8500 miles since new. The excellent condition of the car is a given considering the very low miles recorded to date.

This SLS AMG Coupe comes with the following comprehensive specification:-

Designo Mystic White, Black Nappa Leather, Contrast White Stitching, COMAND Nav – UK/Europe, Rear View Camera, Daytime Driving lights, Auto Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors, Memory Package (Driver Seat, Mirrors, Steering Column), AMG Performance Steering Wheel Alcantara, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Folding mirrors, DVD Changer, Universal Communications Interface (UCI), Auto Climate Control, Headlamp Wash, Roof Interior Black Alcantara, AMG Double Spoke Alloys Polished – 19/20″, Carbon High Gloss Interior trim.

Service History:

Mercedes Benz South Africa (Culemborg) supplied from new.
Registered in the UK 20/1/2016 – 2 owners since then.
8500 MILES ONLY
Nav Update by MB Winchester March 2016
Serviced by MB Winchester September 2016 at 8000 Miles
MB South Africa have confirmed the following Main Dealer Services:
14/07/15- 11611 KMS (7214 Miles) MB Dealer Number: 138
15/07/14- 8292 KMS (5152 Miles) – MB Dealer Number: 00400
02/07/13- 4983 KMS (3096 Miles) – MB Dealer Number: 0400
Last MOT’d 25th May 2017 at 8184 miles. A fresh MOT and a ‘B’ service are now due on the car which will be carried out at the point of sale.
Kept in secure storage since late 2017. Comes with two keys.

This car is now SOLD!

For further details or to arrange a viewing in West Sussex of this SLS please call The Car Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net

So values of classic Fords are on the rise at auctions and deservedly so, we think. Any petrolhead who can remember the car heroes of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will know that Ford was the trail-blazer that turned mundane mainstream family cars into the sporting legends we all dreamt of owning one day. Lotus Cortina’s, RS Capri’s, Escort Mexico’s and Sierra Cosworth’s stole the automotive limelight and there didn’t seem to be a single TV cop series without a Ford as the motor of choice for the lead character(s). Cue instant flashback to ‘The Professionals’ and ‘The Sweeney’.

Like most ‘modern classics’, those more desirable examples of the brand have long since departed this world via the scrap-metal crusher or are currently locked away in a secure, climate-controlled storage facility like some precious work of art never to be seen and enjoyed by anyone apart from its owner.

Fortunately, however, the odd, very nice original example of one of those desirable Fords with Nike trainers will make an appearance in the classified ads and this non-modified 1990 Ford Escort Turbo RS Series II definitely caught our eye.

The dealer marketing the car is stating that the very low 44,000 mileage is genuine (backed up by MOT history) and there appears to be service history covering the early years of the car’s life. This Diamond White RS is being advertised at £18,995 which seems very competitive if the car and its mileage are as genuine as claimed. A 1989 Northern Ireland-supplied example with 29,000 miles sold for £27,900 last November at Silverstone Auctions – https://bit.ly/2G3TL9O

The Series II RS Turbo had the revised and uprated 1.6 litre CVH engine which produced 132 BHP, giving the car a top speed back in the day of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 8.3 seconds. Those figures might seem pretty average by today’s standards but thirty years ago they were pretty much class-leading.

It appears that classic sporting-Fords will never be ‘cheap’ again especially since their heritage and impact on their modern equivalents is now being truly appreciated.

Take a look at the car in detail here:- https://bit.ly/2RxGU4W