An eye-catching 930 always attracts my attention and this car certainly fits that bill. Combining the classic 911 body style with wider rear fenders and a preposterous whale tail, the 930 has an elegant aggressiveness that many of us here at GCFSB enjoy immensely. Take that shape and throw a color like Cobalt Blue onto it and you definitely have an attention-getting car. This is not a 930 that will fly under the radar, but rather an example that will stand out even in a crowd of fast Porsches. This 1980 Porsche 930 Coupe located in California was originally an European car that was imported into the US in 1985. While Porsche had withdrawn the 930 from the US market in 1980, it thankfully remained for sale in Europe, which provided a chance for interested buyers to import this fantastic sports car across the pond.
Year: 1980 Model: 930 Coupe Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6 Transmission: 4-speed manual Mileage: 65,680 mi Price: Reserve Auction
I am helping a customer sell his 1980 930 Turbo as he is in failing health. We are a German Auto Repair center, We are not a car dealer, we are Porsche enthusiasts. Check us out on line, European Motorsports, Vista, Ca. We have been servicing the owner Terry’s Porsche’s (He has 3) for over 2 years since he first moved here from Minnesota. This car has Minnesota tags that expired last year. Terry is the second owner & purchased the car from the original owner in Europe & shipped it here in July 1985 with 44,000km on the odometer as documented in the Customs paperwork. It has been through EPA , DOT & Customs compliance & have the original paperwork . The car can not be registered here in California without going through California state compliance.
If you wanted a Porsche 911 Turbo in 1985 in the U.S., you were out of luck; Porsche, intent on pushing the 928 as the premier car in its lineup and saddled with increasingly tough emissions regulations had pulled the 930 from the U.S. lineup in the early 1980s. That didn’t stop many individuals from seeking them out and importing them directly from Europe. With a reputation for being a widow-maker, early 930s still captivate the motoring masses with supercar slaying performance and brutish good looks. Like most of the 911 range, prices have steadily been on the rise and these are a go-to for collectors. Today’s example looks excellent in Guards Red with some Ruf details:
Year: 1985 Model: 930 Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6 Transmission: 4-speed manual Mileage: 59,061 mi Price: $45,000 Buy It Now
Selling my 1985 Porsche 930 Turbo with 59K original miles. Eurospec 3.3L engine. 4 speed manual transmission. Guards red exterior with black leather interior. VERY CLEAN! I am the 3rd owner since 2004 and have driven this vehicle less than 100 miles since I have owned it. Always garaged and NO OIL LEAKS! Have all the DOT / EPA documents. Car is California registered since 2005. DOT states there were only eleven of these 1985 Porsche 930 Turbo’s imported into the US in 1985. Quite a rare and fun vehicle to own. Only selling as I am buying a new house and need the garage space for my new golf kart as I am retiring soon. Hoping a car collector or Porsche enthusiast will buy this beautiful classic Porsche. Getting harder and harder to find these Eurospec Porsche 930’s in the USA! RUF and performance upgrades are listed below:
Upgraded H4 Headlamps
Upgraded floor mats to RUF
Upgraded steering wheel to RUF
Upgraded stock turbo to a K-27 turbo
Upgraded to front strut tower supports
Upgraded stock exhaust to GHL Dual Exhaust
Upgraded stock headers to B&B Stainless Headers
Upgraded stock intercooler to larger GHL Intercooler
Upgraded stock turbo bar spring to 1.0 bar spring in waste gate
Upgraded to Andial Fuel Enrichment System due to the headers & 1.0 bar spring
Upgraded rims to RUF 5 spokes (powder coated matte black) with near new Kumho racing tires
Upgraded stock radio to Alpine Cassette / Denon Amp (period correct) & Boston Acoustics subwoofer system
For 40 years now, Ruf Automobile GmbH have been taking a bare Porsche chassis and turning what was already a fairly serious performance car into a performance monster. Ruf cars, quite simply, are icons of Porsche performance. Based off of the 3.3 liter 930, which Porsche first introduced in 1978, the BTR came along in 1983 with an additional 74 hp on tap. Once the 930 was reintroduced to the US market in 1986, we too had our shot at owning a BTR. Which brings us to the car featured here: a 1989 Porsche 930 RUF BTR.
First things first: this isn’t a factory built RUF BTR. This is a 1989 Porsche 930 whose engine has been converted to the 3.4 liter specs of the BTR. So we aren’t dealing with the full bare chassis build that made the Ruf name synonymous with Porsche performance. This car was delivered as a 1989 930 and then worked over to produce the converted example you see here. However, at 374 hp, conversion or not, these were seriously quick cars in their day (and are no slouches now) and offered a nice 102 hp boost over the standard 930.
Year: 1989 Model: 930 RUF BTR Engine: 3.4 liter turbocharged flat-6 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 52,914 mi Price: $100,000 Buy It Now
This is a 1989 RUF BTR. VIN# WP0JB0933KS050278. If you are a collector, this car needs little description. If you are not familiar with RUF Porsches, RUF, has been the “AMG” to Porsche for many years. Most well heeled American business people purchased US Turbo Porsches for two reasons. 1. It was the best way to get a lease and 2. Porsche was making a war on grey market cars.
If you felt that the 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo Ruf Conversion we featured last month was too pricey, it remains available and the seller has now lowered the car’s price $6,000 to $68,888. There were a lot of people interested in looking this car when we originally posted it, and now it’s a little more attainable. Sure seems like a pretty good deal for a lot of car!
The below post originally appeared on our site July 22, 2013:
Last week, we reviewed a beautiful white 1998 993 Twin Turbo converted to Ruf Turbo R specifications. They say lightning never strikes twice, but Ruf has never been one to listen to convention or limitations. Surely the most elite of the German tuners, Ruf automobiles demand a premium over their already expensive Porsche cousins. However, there is a difference in the market between a car with an original Ruf build certificate and one that has been converted by the owner. This example looks cracking in silver, and like the white car is not an original Ruf car but a converted example.
Year: 1998 Model: 911 Turbo (993) Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6 Twin Turbo Transmission: 6-speed manual Mileage: 75,704 miles Price: $68,888 Buy it Now
1998 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo Ruf, rare Ruf conversion with rear-wheel drive. Twin-turbo 3.6 motor, 6-speed manual transmission. Absolutely stunning! Over $60,000 invested, including –
Fresh 3.6 twin turbo w performance tuning
Rear-wheel drive conversion
Ruf front & rear bumpers (originals, not replicas)
Ruf 19″ wheels in Hypersilver
Ruf sport leather steering wheel (new)
Ruf gear shift (new)
Ruf floor mats
Turbo “S” exhaust tips
Turbo “S” rear wing
Sports hardback seats
Billstein PSS9 adjustable coilover suspension
Strut tower brace in carbon fiber
Upgraded sound system
We have receipts for the engine work done (over $30,000)
Recent PPI done last month by Powertech in NJ (see attached report)
Perfect compression and no leaks
Excellent concours condition
All books and manuals
Exterior is free of any scratches or rock chips
Runs and drives great
Driver seat has wear as expected (see pics)
Everything works as expected
Cold air conditioning
Wheels are free of any curbing
Tires have over 50% tread
Of all the 911 generations that have come and gone, the 964 is probably my favorite, blending the classic profile with some nice smoothing out touches such as modern bumpers and updated wheels. This is an interesting 964 version, and rare. There were only 20 Turbo S models with the higher horsepower 3.3 liter turbo flat six and this is one of them. Interesting then, that someone decided to modify such a rare car with a later, factory slant nose conversion.
The seller states:
1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
One of only twenty produced!
Guards Red over Black Leather
Professionally Converted Steel Slant (Flat) Nose!
Only 24K miles!
Porsche 964 Model Turbo S2
-Originally a $10,065 Option!
3.3 Liter Turbocharged Flat-6 ..conservatively rated.. at 322 Horsepower
5 Speed Manual Transmission
18.. Artec Chrome Wheels with BF Goodrich Comp T/A Tires
Black Leather with Red Piping
Partial Power Sport Seats
AM/FM CD Player
Rear Wiper with Rear Defrost
Professional Flat Nose Conversion
Updated to 1994 X85 Turbo S spec body
-Flip-up headlamps (from Porsche 968)
-Air intake on quarter panels
Truly Excellent Condition Throughout, both Mechanically and Cosmetically. Freshly Serviced in May 2011 at Midwest Eurosport, including:
-Oil and Filter
-Transmission and Limited Slip Differential Serviced
Clean vehicle history reports
Documented Porsche History confirming authenticity
As rare as this 911 is, the modifications just don’t do it for me. The 18″ wheels jack the stance up way too much and the front end conversion is questionable. While the price is certainly in line with similar 911 Turbos of the vintage, and the mileage is good, this car is a classic example of messing with perfection.…
I like to find ads for cars where the owner claims the car is the best of its kind around. Lots of times that isn’t true, sometimes it causes another similar car to come out of the woodwork to prove the owner wrong. In this case we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible with a 5 speed, Number 423 of 600 produced. The owner’s says “in this condition and color combination, this one is the best you will and can find.” What do you think? The owner must think so judging from the high start price.
The car has some nice upgrades that were done at the time of the initial order at Brumos Jacksonville, 3.3 liter, 330 HP, twin plug engine, Turbo S exhaust:
C02 – Catalytic Convertor
018 – Special order Steering wheel
158 – Cassette radio Blaupunkt Reno
220 – 40% limited slip differential
243 – Short gear shift lever
348 – Fuchs wheels painted in white
494 – additional Blaupunkt amplifier
You have to be a collector to want to pay $60,000 for this 56,000 mile car. The car has points that would appeal to a collector, great all original condition, all books and tools. Still that $60,000 would go a long way towards other Porsche vehicles of this era with similar miles and performance. The car is listed for sale at 60,000 Euros on another site, which would be even more expensive.
Despite the upgrades, clean history and numbers matching aspect of this Porsche I just don’t see someone paying that much. It does look nice though.
First up is an eBay listing for a . This car is advertised as 1 of 5 imported that year and a very low 12k miles! I’m a little late getting to this one, so bid soon 😉 ($39k reserve not met currently)
quote from seller’s eBay listing:
This Porsche Ruf is an Autocheck certified car with only 12,152 actual miles!! This Ruf was stored by court order for ten years and it’s amazing condition shows! We contated the RUF Performace shop in exas and they confirmed that this car is authentic and an actual RUF model.
This extraordinary 1986 RUF Porsche 930 Turbo has been factory finished in gorgeous grey metallic with a supple tan leather interior. This car is equipped with some excellent features including:
*high performance 3.4 liter horizontally opposed 6 cylinder air cooled engine
*5-speed manual transmission
*high performance turbo
*enlarged high performance air to air intercooler
*high rear spoiler
*quad tip exhaust system
*massive air intakes
*Ruf front spoiler
My second pick for the night is this specification according to the listing. Current bid is $25k (reserve not met) with 5 days remaining.
quote from seller’s listing:
1978 Porsche 930 converted to Ruf 930 by Exclusive Motor Cars in New Jersey. Car is in truly immaculate condition – vehicle has 14,000 miles on odometer and a total of 67,000 miles on vehicle. The following was professionally installed or modified 13,000 miles ago, including a flawless better than factory repaint.
RUF Stage-1 BTR Engine (3.4 liter) 400 hp 400 ft lbs — RUF Twin Exhaust — Factory re-geared 5.12 rear end — RUF High Capacity Intercooler — RUF Front Spoiler with Fog Lights — RUF Rear Quarter Brake Vents — RUF Alloy Wheels (18 in) — Michelin Tires Pilot SX — RUF Suspension — RUF Boost Gauge with Telltale — Andial Manual Boost Control — Custom Three-Spoke Momo Leather Steering Wheel with Porsche Crest — RUF Speedometer — RUF Tachometer — Full Dashboard Gauges — Auxiliary Front Oil Cooler — Recaro Leather Sport Seats — Alan Johnson Center Console with extra gauges and cassette storage — Clifford Alarm System — H4 Headlights — Electric Windows — Factory Original Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio — Electric Antenna — Factory Automatic Heat Control System — Factory Air Conditioning with extra Vents and Larger output Compressor — Electric Sunroof — Original Body, Original Whale Tail — Triple Black — Passed New Jersey Inspection — Second Owner — Always Garaged
I’m personally digging the 78, though I’d probably go with the period correct Ruf rims of the day.…
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:
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!
Just arrived at RUF Auto Centre is this impeccable 1991 Porsche 964 Coupe with a RUF RCT conversion.
This particular car was sent over to the RUF factory in Germany for a “complete” RUF conversion.
The original 964 was completely disassembled at the RUF factory, the body shell custom painted, interior recovered in full leather, engine conversion installed, transmission conversion installed, etc.
Here is a list of what all was done on the car at the RUF factory as part of the conversion:
RUF RCT Turbo conversion (3.6 Liter – 380HP, 395 ft/lbs of torque)
RUF 6 Speed Transmission Conversion
RUF Short Shift
RUF 18″ Wheels
RUF Strut Tower Brace
RUF Instrument Cluster
RUF Steering Wheel
RUF Front Lip Spoiler
Complete RUF repaint in custom Teal
RUF Interior Leather
Front Brake Ducts / Fog Lights
Our RUF / Porsche trained technicians have given this car a thorough inspection and have found absolutely no issues.
A really rare opportunity without question. But only serious collectors are likely to get excited considering the $69900 buy-it-now listed on the ad.
Offered here is an stunning example of a widebody RUF BTR. This example had a full conversion done in 1987. It was built to stage III specs (475 bhp). The conversion included new RUF 3.4 liter BTR motor, Ruf 5-speed transmission, RUF front oil cooler (requires Ruf front spoiler), and exhaust. All body modifications (boxed rockers, slotted rear fender ducks, and RUF front spoiler) were also done at the same time. Paint is original from that time on.
Car is in mint condition, with only 36,874 miles. Car runs great. Everything including A/C works perfectly. Paint is 9/10. Interior is 9/10. Tires are brand new with ony 100 miles on them. All service is up to date. Very few 930’s, let alone RUF’s, left in this condition.
These cars a VERY rare. Less then 100 are believed to have been produced. Ruf’s are the most collectable of all Porsches. This will only appreciate in value over the years.
Full documentation from RUF, including original reciept, are included.
What an outstanding car! The BTR develops 374hp, which for it’s day was astonishing. That’s a full 92hp more than a stock Porsche 930, which is no slouch in it’s own right! While most are familiar with the RUF Yellowbird ‘CTR’ model featuring 475hp(!), the BTR is just as rare and probably a fair bit easier to live with.
I found a couple of BTR videos on YouTube. The first is a Japanese video review clip with some nice videography:And this one is a first timer behind the wheel of his Dad’s car with Dad in the car:
I’d probably be so nervous that I’d kill it the first time too!…
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