So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have. Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.
What level of tune, I have no idea. CTR? BTR? Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.
From the seller –
“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”
What? I am not even sure what this means. My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed. This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR. Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k. This is a very nice car and very very fast. Probably a $50k car all day long.
You know what would be nice, some more detail. I hate having to guess at what we are looking at. But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on. The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.
Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions. The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.
Be careful out there!
I realize the term, ripping deal, means different things to different people. But to me, a clean 914 with the heartbeat of a 1989 Carrera, five lug conversion, and all kinds of extra parts has got to be worth $15k.
From the seller –
“1973 Porsche 914 3.2 L six (aka Pearl)
5 lug conversion with 911 alloy front cross member w bilsteins
Goodrich G-force 205x55x16 tires with less than 2000 miles on them
Carerra front brakes and ventilated discs all around
180 lb springs with KYB rear shocks
Front sway bar
4 refinished Fusch 6×16 wheels with a fifth one as a spare
Engine is from a 1989 Carerra with less than 60K miles
Setrabs largest oil cooler in front trunk with fan
Battery moved to rear trunk
Crankfire ignition and Megasquirt II ECM
New high impedance fuel injectors
Fuel pressure gauge/regulator
Kennedy adaptor plate and stage II clutch and flywheel
914-6 body reinforcement panels installed
All rust repaired with new sheet metal from restoration design
Epoxy primed and undercoated after sand blasting
New windshield with updated weather seal
Dual exhaust custom mufflers
New interior seat covers and OEM dash pad
Innovate AFR, oil temp and pressure gauges
Wide band O2 sensor
Extras and spares:
6061 alloy Hd aluminum intermediate plate for 901
Extra gear set for 5th gear
Door panels and misc interior and weather stripping
A-arms, rear swing arms 4-lug hubs parts and brakes
Under dash “OEM” Air conditioning unit
Years of accumulated stuff.
I don’t know if I’m getting old or have just lost interest.
I have taken it to Texas World speed way for PCA DE events, and it is an amazing little track car. The car is fast enough to scare you handles really well she deserves a really good home.
This Porsche caught my eye because of its stovepipe black finish. It gives us an opportunity to ask our readers about their opinions on this trend. Some love this look others think it is better sticking on the stove than on vehicles.
The matte look has seen a surge in popularity lately. Once reserved for the rat rod crowd, now we have manufacturers offering matte finishes direct from the factory, take BMW’s “frozen” paint jobs. I’m not sure it really belongs on a car like this Porsche, but this car still has the original black paint underneath the matte black wrap. Since this is a wrap an owner with a change of heart could peel off the wrap.
The car has some other things going for it, including a rebuild with upgraded parts on the engine that yield a claimed 400 ponies. The seller mentions upgrades to the turbo, intercooler, brakes, and exhaust, but doesn’t get too specific into manufacturer part numbers. 20″ staggered HRE rims are also on the car. The car has 13k on the rebuild, but actual mileage on the car is not listed. Depending how the car has been treated 13k miles may mean rebuild time again, more details are needed. The five point harness, and some other clues suggest possible track time.
The seller is asking $48,000, which he stands no chance of getting with such minimal details. Even with some more details that shed positive light on the car that ask is pretty high for a 79 930.
There is a beautiful Guards Red 930 Turbo for sale right now with much more history and detail, 50k miles and an ask of several thousand less. So perhaps some reader’s wish to do some digging on this unreflective black one and give a proper valuation.
See an update on this car with a more recent post here: http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1984-vw-callaway-gti/
When looking at cars, and I spend more than my fair share of time doing this very thing. I judge value by internally assigning a grade to the exterior, interior, and mechanical state of the vehicle in question. Sure there are other factors but these are the three I generally focus on. Anything in the B+ range seems like a “good” car. If not, it best be priced in such a way to let the buyer address whatever faults there may be.
So what to do with this?
1984 GTI with Callaway build – A
Pristine interior with all sorts of NOS parts – A
Body riddled with rust and poor paint – D+
You be the judge.
From the seller –
**New T-Belt & Water pump w/all accessories installed today( peace of mind)
**Add’l Pics Taken** 02-04-2012 4pm
New Pics: Today..
Org Miles @ build start date 2/10/1996 date: 112,192
Miles current as of today : 113,638.. you do the math!
Project started in 1996,
Engine + trans completed
Bala2012nced Blueprinted + built by Collin @ TT
Stage two port + polish head job
int shift bearings set
piston set 81.5 G-60 Corrado
Bored + Hone block
Modi 8v Intake
Mani Pork + Polish + flowed
Aps 272 cam
Callaway turbo stage II ( last new pipes for ND ) Non AC
Jet hot coating 2000-4100 header pipe / Turbo housing 1300-2000
Water cooled conver.
Trans wide ratio 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
3.94 / .75 5th
And much more….
Road tested for 846 miles and counting as of November 2011… all receipts avail.”
Kudos to the seller, click through the link and you will see that he is showing the good, bad, and ugly of his car. …
There was a time when all I wanted in this world was a low mileage 1987 Porsche 944. Not the turbo, too much work there and my pocketbook couldn’t handle the drama.
I got close too. The husband of one of my co-workers decided to sell his one owner 944 with 90k. Not as low mileage as I would have liked but it was loved and darn tempting. I took it for a drive and was amazed by how tight it still felt and how well it was aging. I took the weekend to think about it and…
Well, I bought a fully restored 1974 914. In the end the allure of open air motoring was just too hard to resist. I never should have sold that car! If I had a dime for every time I said that I would have enough funds to buy another.
Anyhow, about those ’87 944’s. Here is as nice an example as you will find.
From the seller –
“This is totally original w/all the service records. It is a 2 owner car since new w/all the original paperwork, window sticker, warranty books & sales brochure. This car has never seen any weather, always stored in a climate controlled building. The body paint, interior, motor compartment are as they were the day it left the dealership – NEW NEW NEW! This is most likely the best original available in the country today. Options: Color – Porsche Guards Red Interior – Tan leather seats Power windows (all glass tinted) Rear window defogger Electric rear hatch release Power driver’s seat Alpine AM/FM stereo radio (4 speaker system) Reclining front bucket seats Climate control air conditioning Stainless muffler w/chrome tips (factory) Touring package Limited slip differential Central locking system 5 speed transmission 2.5 liter motor 215/65 radial tires mounted on alloy 15×7 wheels.”
In looking at the pictures this car seems to be as clean as the seller states. …
Years ago I was at a PCA event during a track day. I got to talking to one of my fellow members who had just traded his 1988 944 Turbo S for a 914-6. I was fascinated by his logic because at the time the Turbo S was a very popular car. His thinking was this, he could never drive the S full blast and he was always frustrated by this. The 6 he could drive as it was meant to be driven, aggressively, to best bring out the characteristics of the car.
I am always on the hunt for exceptional examples of the 914-6 and they are getting harder to find. This has to be one of the nicest I have seen in some time.
From the seller –
“1970 Porsche 914/6 Adriatic blue/16 with a Beige Leatherette/31 interior. Correct matching numbers car as per COA which we have in hand. Chassis serial number 9140430913 and engine number 640437. Fresh high quality bare metal windows out repaint in the correct factory color on a rust free chassis.Odometer reads 13,000 miles, we do not believe that is correct. Interior has been redone to a very high standard in the correct material and original tan. Owners manual with pouch, tool kit and jack. Service history from early 1980’s to present time with one motor and transmission rebuild in the late 1990’s. Car is presently fitted with Fuchs wheels but comes with the original style wheels and hub caps, it also comes with the original aircleaner. The 914/6 is a rare low production number Porsche that offers extremely high performance and handling, yet is easy to drive and enjoy. This is a chance to acquire very rare and interesting car in excellent condition that will only appreciate in value over time.”
This is a well kept and period correct 914-6. …
I was served an ad for this vehicle in my searching of the inter-webs. How did they know? You have to love re marketing technology, I remember the good old days when I had to search for those things I desire instead of having them find me.
This Cayman was built by Porsche Napleton of Westmont to celebrate the Rennsport Reunion IV event. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation.
A one of a kind tribute with proceeds going to charity, I am all in.
From the seller –
“Unveiled October 14, 2011, the Porsche “Rennsport Edition” Cayman S Cayman Interseries founders Porsche Napleton of Westmont built specifically to commemorate the Rennsport Reunion IV event. The car was formally unveiled in the Cayman Interseries paddock area by Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Gill Campbell, CEO and General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Ed Napleton, President of the Napleton Auto Group, Ron Barnaba, Napleton Porsche of Westmont General Manager, Porsche racing legend Hurley Haywood and Donohue, a Rolex 24 at Daytona winning Porsche driver.
The one-off “Rennsport Edition” design pays tribute to Porsche’s famous race cars and drivers and the equally iconic circuits on which they raced and won. The entire top of the Rennsport Edition Cayman S features “ghost” images of legendary race tracks from around the world, the stripe on the hood has a list of Porsche factory drivers and other notables from over the years while the roof stripe has a list of all of the factory race cars ever produced. The commemorative No. 4 Cayman was driven throughout Rennsport weekend by Jack Baldwin.
About Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV: Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be the world’s greatest gathering of Porsche race cars and the drivers that drove them to victory, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October 14 to 16, 2011.
There are gobs of built Porsche 911’s out there, some are done well and others… not so much. This Big Bird is one of the nicest builds I have seen in some time. 600 hp and no stone left unturned. Buy the buyer’s estimation they have $300k into her and it is up for auction at no reserve.
From the seller –
“Selling my ultra custom 1996 Porsche twin turbo-twin plug 3.8 liter powerhouse with over 600HP… aka BIG BIRD.
This is an amazing car and hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I have enjoyed driving her. She was last on display at the Legends of the Autobahn meet in Monterey California summer 2011. See the PCA spotlight video below with PCA president Manny Alban featuring the car.
Where do I start? The motor is probably the most fascinating part of the car and is a crowd pleaser. The car was designed and engineered by S-CARGO racing in San Rafael,CA. They are one of the top Porsche air cooled specialists in the west coast. Known for building unbelievable air cooled Porsches. Twin plug conversions along with custom fabrication and design are their forte. Thank you Rob and Mark and the entire S-Cargo staff for putting in the hard work and building this masterpiece. The car was built so that it would be reliable enough for daily driving and simple enough for another Porsche shop to work on if needed.
Now more about the car. It started out as a completely stock 1996 Porsche C4S. So much has been changed, upgraded and modified that the car is far from stock. The car was meant to be a dream car build and everything done first class with open check book.
Over 300k has been invested in this beauty with records and documentation of build.
As luck or happenstance would have it this is the second former 928 of Mr. Sheen that we have featured. The first was a 1994 GTS with crazy low miles that was in exceptional condition. This one is a little more road worn, the Sheen factor does not do much for the value but it sure makes for an interesting story.
From the seller –
“This was originally purchased by Charlie Sheen in 1989.This car is in very good shape. Great shape for the year and miles. Do not let the miles scare you. I drive this on the freeway at 80 mph and it runs straight and strong. No leaks or problems, not one rattle or issue that I know of this amazing sports car is road ready. This Porshe had over $7000 in maintnance performed less than 4 k miles ago. The tires are in great shape. A/C blows cold , all power options work, both power seats, power sun roof. The stereo in this beautiful car is incredible. Charlie spent big bucks on the system. This car needs nothing but a new home. All my friends love this car and thought I called it the Chalie Sheen car to be funny. I have to show them the copy of registration for CS.
The car does have scratches on the rear quarters, I tried to show them in the pictures but they didn’t show up. They have been touched up but not to great standards.
Ebay did not let me select automatic transmission but it is not a manual. A lot of fun. A great driver and a piece of celebrity memorabilia.”
I am torn, the car has seen some wear, the weird angles that it is shot does not do anything to increase my confidence. …
From the very beginning, “Porsche” and “motorsport” are two words that have lived in harmony. From LeMans to the Paris Dakar Rally, there are few venues the sports cars from Stuttgart have not competed in. Oftentimes, race series will crop up around one specific vehicle, such is the case with our feature car, one of 192 factory built race cars for the Rothmans Turbo Cup Series, run from 1988 through 1990. This particular vehicle was last raced in October of 1990 in Canada and has been restored to pre-race condition.
An outstanding example of one of the 192 factory-built race cars created for the Rothmans Turbo Cup series in 1988. The series was conducted in Germany, England, Canada, France, Australia and South Africa in 1988 through 1990. This particular car was one of 32 brought into Canada for their series and was driven by Ron Fellows in the 1990 season and by Ted Powell in the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Ron Fellows frequently took the car from the back of the pack at the start (as a result of being unavailable to qualify the car) to a leading position when the checkered flag dropped. Except for taking the photos in this listing, the car has not been driven on the street or track since its last race (Moosehead Grand Prix of Halifax – October 7, 1990) and has been meticulously restored to pre-race condition over the past 15 years.
This is a rare car with a significant race history, making it very suitable and highly desirable for vintage racing or show events. This sale provides an opportunity to own an important part of racing history. An extensive “spares package” is available but is not included in this listing for the car. If you have an interest in the spares we will consider negotiating a combination deal but make that intention clear in an email message.