Wanted: Ruf 6 Speed Transmission for Porsche 930

I got a note from a reader asking for help in locating a Ruf transmission for his Porsche 930:

i just did my engine i upgraded to a ruf 3.4 twin plug on my 1988 930 turbo i was running the stock 3.3 but i had some bolt on power such as a k 29 turbo and a kokelin inter cooler and b&b exhaust with headers i love my upgrade but as you know the weekest link is the stock 4 spd transmission my engine wants more i am very serious on a ruf 6 spd transmission i can not locate one please help me porsches forever its in our blood thank you

Sounds like a helluva setup! Here are pictures of his Turbo:

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Help out a fellow enthusiast! Anyone have suggestions on where you would even start to look for something like this? Leave a note in the comments. Good luck James!

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Old School Mercedes W123 280 AMG

Spent a couple late nights surfing German eBay (what you haven’t?) for rare, German unobtanium. My first spot was this Hartge 2.1L Display Motor. And then my mouse found this sweet old 82 AMG:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing (Google Translate)

Original 280 E AMG Level 2

Der Mercedes bekam als Neuwagen das AMG Stufe 2 Motortuning (AMG Nockenwellen, Brennraum- u. Kanalbearbeitung, Schlepphebel erleichtert/poliert, Saugrohr/Abgaskrümmer angepasst, Luftfilter geändert). The Mercedes got a new car, the AMG engine tuning stage 2 (AMG camshafts, and combustion-channel editing, drag lever facilitates / polished intake manifold / exhaust manifold adapted, modified air filter).
Neben der Leistungssteigerung auf 211 PS (Eingetragen im KFZ-Brief) hat der Wagen ein Besides the increase in power to 211 hp (Registered in KFZ-Brief), the car is a
AMG Silberpfeil Lenkrad AMG Silver Arrow steering wheel
AMG Frontspoiler. AMG front spoiler.
Original Bief, Original Biefer,
Service Heft, und Service manual, and
ABE´s vorhanden. ABE’s available.
Getriebe wurde 1999 Überholt. Reconditioned gearbox in 1999.

Fahrezeug hatte einen damaligen Neupreis von 40.785,00 DM als 5 DM mehr alls ein Porsche 911 der hatte zu der zeit 40.780,00 DM gekostet. Take stuff then had a new price of DM 40,785.00 DM more than 5 alls a Porsche 911 had the time to DM 40,780.00 tasted.

Motor und Getriebe Super. Super engine and gearbox.

Fahrzeug ist Technisch OK. Technically, the vehicle is OK.

Mir bekannte Mängel: Mir-known shortcomings:

Die Karosserie befindet sich in gutem Zustand, The body is in good condition;
um eine TÜV-Abnahme zu absolvieren müssten lediglich zwei kleinere Stellen am Linken & Rechts Schweller unterhalb der Wagenheberaufnahmen geschweisst werden (Wagenhebaraufnahmen OK). an inspection would need to complete only two minor points on the left & right below the sill jacking shots are welded (Wagenhebaraufnahmen OK).
Radio muss noch angeschlossen werden. Radio still needs to be connected.
Türe hinten rechts hat unterhalb der Zierleiste eine leicht kleine Roststelle. Rear door right below the border has a slightly smaller body rust.
Zündschlöss klemt manchmal Zündschlöss Klemt sometimes
Traggelenke vorn Traggelenke forward

Roughly speaking, as in what I could figure out with the Google Translator, looks like this classy old AMG has a buy-it-now of about $22k and about 150k miles. It features a more potent 210hp motor with headers, intake, and camshaft. It also has a rare aftermarket AMG Silver Arrow steering wheel, and front spoiler. Sounds like a couple of minor dings and rust spots, but overall a tidy and original package. Of course at this price, due diligence would be required to ensure they were original pieces and authentic. But since I’m just fooling around tonight, I’ll just enjoy the pictures.

Shop for Mercedes AMG cars and parts on eBay right now

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Gorgeous Black 2002 BMW M Coupe S54 with Only 14k Miles!

There’s a dark gray S54 powered M Coupe trolling around town and it’s got my radar up. Then this very low mileage BMW M Coupe appeared in my feed reader from Roadfly. Only 14k miles, black on black, and with the absolutely wonderful S54 M3 motor. Take a look at these pictures from the gallery website:

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quote from seller’s Roadfly listing:

You will not find a nicer or lower mileage M Coupe than mine. It has always been garage kept, pampered, and only driven in nice weather. I am the second owner. Both myself and the first owner only ever used it as a weekend, drive-in-the-country toy (as the ultra low mileage suggests). It has never been abused or taken on the track. It has always been dealer serviced (by both myself and the first owner). I have all of the service records as does the national BMW registry if you want your BMW dealer to research the VIN for you. I always warmed the car up to temp before driving.

Since you are looking at this ad, you probably already know how rare the 2001 and 2002 M Coupes are. These were the only 2 years that BMW graced the M Coupe with the 315hp S54 engine… straight out of the (heavier) M3. With a total of only 690 of the 315hp (S54) M Coupes built for the North American market, mine is probably the lowest mileage, most pristine, non-modified example left in the country. Aside from regular dealer service, the only thing I had done to the car was a light window tint (35%) which was done with the best tint material (Formula 1 Pinnacle series), and it was done at Accutint in Bellevue, WA. It also has 4 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires with less than 4,000 miles on them.

Sex on wheels should be the description for this car. After driving a 2003 e46 M3 with this motor, I’ll bet this smaller and lighter car absolutely flies with the same engine. Clean M Coupes with the earlier S52 motor seem to fall in the 18-22k range. The asking on this one is $24.5k, which sure seems like damn good value to me with the low miles and preferred motor.

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E30 M3 Hartge 3 Piece Wheels

Granted I usually post car classifieds, but these wheels are so rare I felt compelled to post them here. Feast your eyes on the uber rare 3 piece Hartge rims for sale in San Francisco on Craigslist:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist post:

Rare and hard to find. Custom 3pcs Hartge wheels and tires from my E30 M3. These wheels where purchased from Germany.

5×120 bolt pattern
17×8.5 et13 front and 17×10 rears
Custom polished wide lips
Condition is perfect like new
Toyo t1r tires
215/45 and 245/40/17
Used for no more than 500 miles
No spacers needed for E30 M3 application

If I was putting together the ultimate period piece modified e30 M3, these would be an insta-purchase on the credit card I’m not supposed to use! And the M3 pictured is an absolute beaut!

CL link updated 8.24.09 Price: $3200

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1988 BMW M3 E30 Evo II For Sale in Canada

I so wish the U.S. used the 15 year exemption rule like Canada so we could get our hands on cars like these legally! Here is number #488 of 500 total built worldwide on eBayMotors with a buy-it-now of $35k:

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quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

My brother bought this car in England in February 2006. This is Evo II No. 488. Current mileage is 133,300 kms or 82,800 miles. Options from the factory are sunroof, heated seats, headlight wiper system, cruise control (currently inoperative – never saw the point in fixing it) and cassette holder. All standard equipment is intact including books, mats, first- aid kit and warning triangle. Only thing missing is the original sound system – this was replaced at some point with a AM/FM/CD system of decent but not outstanding quality.

The car is bone stock with the exception of Bilstein Sports, front strut brace, E36 timing chain tensioner and an oil pan baffle from Turner Motorsports.

There is currently only one issue with the car. There is a surface rust bubble on the sunroof panel about the size of a quarter. It has not grown in the last three years but nonetheless it exists as he was concerned about the ability to match the original paint. No other rust of any kind. The car has just had a valve adjustment and runs flawlessly.

Questions about the Buy It Now Price? We’ve searched all the popular European sites such as mobile.de, autoscout24 and Pistonheads and it appears that there are currently eight Evo IIs for sale in the world right now. Using current exchange rates, prices range from a low of US$33,000 to a high of US$46,000. That price is before you start the painful process of getting the car across the ocean to North America.

While the EVO II sports many improvements over the plain Jane e30 M3, my favorite on this particular car has to be that bad ass plaid interior! Love it!!

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Beautiful 1983 BMW e21 320i For Sale in Oregon

Richard contacted me about listing his 83 BMW 320i for sale on the blog, and how could I say no? It has the blessing of Paul from Sports Car Shop who recently told me that the car was “immaculate” after doing the recent service mentioned in the Craigslist post for the black e21:

Black 1983 BMW e21 320i For Sale in OregonBlack 1983 BMW e21 320i For Sale in Oregon M10 Motor shotBlack 1983 BMW e21 320i For Sale1983 BMW e21 320i For Sale Wood Steering Wheel

quote from Craigslist posting (Eugene/Portland):

Beautiful BMW 320i – $3200 (Eugene/Portland)

Selling my great little 1983 e21 because I’m traveling out of the country and feel bad about letting my car sit for a year. I just had a service review done at the Sports Car Shop in Eugene and they found very little wrong with the car. The crank case seal needs replacing along with the read diff seal. The motor mounts could stand to be replaced along with the various engine belts. The car has a long service history and really is in great shape. The engine bay is very clean, with no build up anywhere, the GETRAG 5speed gearbox shifts smoothly and the suspension is firm, with not seepage or leaks. I’m a BMW CCA member and the car won the 2007 BMW ACA Octoberfest People’s Choice award and Best Classic award. Email for more images and contact info. This car is located in Oregon, all transactions must be done in person and in cash.
196,700 Miles
5speed Manual
Flawless Paint (Black/Black)
4 brand new OEM wheels (from BMW Mobile Traditions) with good Turanzas
Sunroof

Paul went so far as to say he was almost considering buying this car himself, but was instead inspired to continue the work on his own classic BMW after seeing Richard’s car! Considering he’s only asking $3200, someone should snap this up cheap!

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Porsche 996 Prices are Dropping

If I hadn’t just bought a Honda S2000, I would be calling this guy tonight about his 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera for sale on Craigslist Portland ($17.5k, 60k miles):

1999 Porsche 911 For Sale 996 Black on Black1999 Porsche 911 For Sale, sexy 9961999 Porsche 911 For Sale with black leather1999 Porsche 911 For Sale with BBS Wheels

1999 Porsche 911 Black with Black leather. 6 speed. Only 59k miles. Great color combo. Newer Toyo tires. Lightweight BBS rims, 3k when new. Very Tasteful looking car. Tinted windows. Factory CD. Buying newer Porsche from dealer and not wanting to trade in. Just want a bit more than the dealer buy offer. Very clean! FIRM on the price. Could fetch 3k more in current condition. 60k preventative service done.

It’s no secret the 996 is not one of my favorite Porsche 911’s. That said, I’m a big fan of the Boxster of the same generation; and when the the 996 and Boxster suddenly share the same price point, well let’s be serious, which would you really rather have? My thoughts exactly.

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Lovely and Original Alpine White 1991 BMW e30 M3 For Sale with 64k miles

Only a few days left on this sharp looking, Alpineweiss e30 M3 for sale on ebayMotors:

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quote from seller’s listing:

This two owner E30 M3 has been in our stable for a year while we have been perfecting it cosmetically and mechanically as a side project. This car is approaching true Concours show winning condition now, as we started with an extremely well taken care of example that had been driven easily by its two female owners, and it shows in how it looks and how it drives. I recently did a touring rally in this car and it was just a joy to drive and enjoy. We updated this car with its major Inspection II service and went over it with a fine toothed comb. We then cosmetically restored it with some PDR and minor touch-up, and a whole list of odds and ends. The result is a very close to 100% factory original and is also a model from the last year of production for the E30 M3, It has all the original VIN stickers and aside from a new front bumper cover and some hood paint in 1991 it is as it left Germany.

Quite honestly, if this car was any nicer I’m not sure you would want to drive it, and that would be a shame.

You know me, I’m a sucker for low miles. Make sure the maintenance has been tended to with a thorough pre-purchase inspection by a qualified BMW technician. This car is already over $17k, reserve not met. With 3 days to go, make your predictions!

(update 4.10.09 – now $19.1k, reserve not met, 2 days to go)

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Pretty Good Looking e30 M3 For Sale for only $13k

I’ve always thought the e30 M3’s looked really sharp in black on black. This one has a little over 100k miles and some visible wear on the seats, but otherwise looks like a pretty good little car for $13k.

Check out this 1988 BMW e30 M3 in Diamondschwartz on eBay:

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quote from eBay listing:

This auction is for the pictured 1988 BMW M3. It is Diamond black with black leather interior. It has only 116k original miles. No accident history and a clean carfax. The body is very straight with all vin tags and no accident history. A couple minor door dings and no rust. Everything works as it should. A/C blows cold and it drives strong. Door panels, headliner and dash are excellent. All gauges work. Tires and brakes are new with upgraded drilled rotors. Driver seat shows some wear as can be seen in the pics but the other seats are in good shape. Fog lights are cracked but i already have a set on order and will be included. Paint has nice shine but has some road chips /blemishes as can be expected. Overall Car is has relatively low mileage and is in good condition. This is a nice survivor that could easily be restored or just enjoyed as it is.Oil change and all maintenance has been completed. A compression test was recently done as pictured showing compression to be at 181 x 4

The owner even has a picture of him doing a compression test on the motor. Assuming the car needs a few things here and there and you had to drop two or three grand into it right away; could be a a really nice car in a pretty desirable color.

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Two Very Low Mileage M3’s, $60,000 Each!

These two creampuff’s come courtesy of a BMW M3 Forum. One is an e30 M3 with 7k miles and the other is an e36 M3 Lightweight (LTW) with only 41 miles!

1988 BMW M3 For Sale on eBayMotors:

1988 BMW e30 M3 For Sale

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight For Sale on eBayMotors:

BMW e36 M3 LTW Lightweight

Not to play that overused ‘economy’ angle yet again, but these seem like high prices to me in today’s market. On the other hand the owners clearly know the rarity of their cars and are counting on educated and wealthy buyers. Who knows when we’ll see examples like these for sale again.

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