1988 Porsche 930

The Porsche 930 has always been a personal favorite as it was the performance variant predominantly available during my youth. The performance and aesthetics both held a certain wildness that few cars could replicate without us moving well into supercar territory. At some point, it’d be fantastic to own one, but prices on these cars are on the rise, especially for an example that remains in good condition. The car featured here looks to be one of the lowest mileage I’ve come across and appears nearly pristine inside and out. Here we have a 1988 Porsche 930 located in Florida that has seen a scant 4042 miles and comes in what I’m guessing is Marine Blue, though the seller lists it simply as “Blue”. Either way, it’s a fantastic color that stands apart from the standard colors while providing the subtlety some owners might desire.

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1978 Porsche 930

While it would likely be too much to say that the Porsche 930 created the 911’s image as a high performance car that required an equally high degree of skill, there’s little doubt that the 930 helped cement that legacy and propel the model forward. These cars were intended to raise the bar for Porsche performance into supercar territory and for the most part it was a success. Beginning with the 1978 model year, Porsche increased displacement from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters and added an intercooler in order to bring power up to 300 hp. With the addition of the larger whale tail on the Turbo the car’s looks were aggressive enough to suit its performance. The car featured here is an excellent looking 1978 Porsche 930 that comes in the rare combination of a Bamboo Beige exterior over a Cork leather interior. While it has just under 55,000 miles it’s seen a fully rebuilt engine along with the refreshing of most other components.

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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo

As many are aware, Porsche values have gone a bit crazy over the past few years, especially for classic 911s but also for many variants of the 964 and 993. Pretty much any air-cooled example remains a strong investment, assuming the owner has shown it proper care over its life. There is, however, still value to be had with the 911 as I have featured with a couple examples of the 996TT. If you all will indulge me a bit my aim is to gain a better understanding of the market for these cars so I hope to feature a few more. The negatives of the 996 relative to its predecessors are well known and I won’t rehearse them here, though given that many of those negatives are largely subjective, many buyers may find that the 996 makes for an amazing car. All of which brings us to the car featured here, an Orient Red 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Indianapolis.

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4WD Week: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 has long had a reputation as a savage car that will snap the head off of any unsuspecting driver. With its brazen disregard for the laws of physics, these were cars that could surprise you in unpleasant ways and the 911 owes a large part of this reputation to the 930. As the first factory turbocharged model to be released, the 930 raised the performance bar for street-going Porsches and, even with their wider rear tires relative to the standard car, a 930 was always one dose of throttle away from wagging its tail. Beginning with the 993 Porsche began to equip all 911 Turbos with all-wheel drive and, with the exception of the GT2, turbocharged 911s have remained that way ever since. While its tail wagging characteristics are dulled somewhat these cars will always possess enough power to make any drive very interesting. So as we begin to wind down 4WD week here at GCFSB we come to the car featured here: a 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Chicago, with a little over 31K miles on the clock.

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Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,503 mi
Price: $45,800

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Black Exterior over Black Leather Interior

SPORT TECHNO WHEELS! ALUMINUM TRIM!
**ONLY 31K MILES! HEATED SEATS**

FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
18″ Sport Techno Wheels (Originally $1,810)

Aluminum Instrument Dials (Originally $885)

Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes (Originally $765)

Heated Front Seats (Originally $410)

Embroidered Floor Mats (Originally $425)

Wheel Caps with Colored Crests (Originally $175)

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
3.6 Liter TwinTurbo 6 Cylinder Engine
-415 Horsepower-
-415 lb/ft of Torque-
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18″ Alloy Wheels
Xenon Headlights
Power Sunroof
Automatic Rear Spoiler
Power Adjustable Front Seats
Bose Premium Brand Stereo
Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats
Trip Computer
Cruise Control

VEHICLE HISTORY:
ONLY 31K Miles!
Excellent Condition Throughout!

INCLUDES:
*One Master Key*
*Original Owner’s Manuals*
*Floor Mats*

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I don’t know why, but in Black I find the shape of the 996 to be much more appealing, and that appeal is especially enhanced on the 996 Turbo. Maybe Black hides some of the curves in a better way, I’m not sure. Regardless, this really is a fantastic looking car. With 415 hp any 996 Turbo remains a bit of a performance bargain and the example here appears to be no different. As I’ve stated before, we may not see these cars become collectors anytime soon so for now they make an excellent choice for someone looking for a supercar that he can actually drive.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

During the decade in a half that the Porsche 930 was produced the turbocharged 3.0 liter, and later 3.3 liter, flat-six was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, even though the 911 had been available for years with a 5-speed manual. It was only in the final year of production, in 1989, that the 930 received the G50, 5-speed manual, transmission, and as such cars from that production year tend to be prized a bit more than their predecessors. For buyers who found the standard looks of the 930 too tame, Porsche also offered a Slantnose version through their Sonderwunsch program. Any Slantnose 911 is a bit of a rarity but when combined with a 1989 930 we then have a confluence of rarities. The car featured here is a 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet located in California. Not only is this car pretty rare amongst ’80s Porsches, but it is also low mileage and is on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 1989
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,500 mi
Price: Auction

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Only modifications are Stereo (ADS amp & speakers) and 17″ Kenisis Super Cup wheels (original wheels included).
RARE & UNIQUE Pearl White Metallic with Dark Grey/Black interior with off white piping. G50 5-speed trans. You will not find a more unique 930S Cabriolet in any nicer condition than this car! Well cared for by Porsche enthusiasts its entire life, never abused & rarely out in rainy weather (no winter weather). No known issues or recurring problems and needs absolutely nothing. This 930S has recently had a 9k service, new tires & alignment.

AC upgraded & converted with new compressor, fan, drier, etc. and is ice cold. Also included are two boots, car cover and front end Porsche Mask. Overall, the paint is in fantastic condition. Fastidiously maintained and documented. The car has never been damaged and the paint is original except for the rocker panels. It needs nothing, all service up to date. I reserve the right to end this auction early. I will not accept any trades, so please do not contact me about that.

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It is difficult to find a car more befitting of ’80s style than a Slantnose Cabriolet. The overall lines of the beast are so incongruous that it’s difficult to take the whole thing in with one viewing. Add to that the raucous tail-happiness of the 930 and the total package presents an excellent example of ’80s excess and flamboyance. It’s not for everyone, but any driver seen in this car will attract all the attention he may desire. I’ll be honest, while I love the look of the Slantnose, I find it far more appealing on a coupe than a Cabriolet. Oh well. In the world of the 930, a Cabriolet will many times sell for more than a Coupe, a Slantnose will sell for more than the standard design, and an ’89 model will sell for more than any other year. So what does that mean for this car here? Possibly a sale price north of $80,000 assuming that everything checks out with the car and that it’s in the condition in which it’s described. The pictures in this ad are not really of the quality befitting the rarity (and likely price) of the car and perhaps that will hold this auction back slightly. Still, there aren’t a lot of these Porsches out there so for anyone who really wants ’80s style it’s tough to top this.

-Rob

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo

I have been a bit remiss in failing to ever feature any interesting examples of the 996. The model in general tends to be unbeloved by Porsche enthusiasts for reasons that are clear to just about everyone: the design, especially at the front, isn’t strong and as the first model to switch from the 911’s traditional air-cooled engine to the now standard water-cooled engine, the 996 was scorned. That lack of love, however, brings with it one excellent feature: value. A well-performing 996 can at times be had at a significant discount relative to its classical brethren, such as the car featured here. Here we have a 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Atlanta that has seen just shy of 32,000 miles and comes in the always excellent shade for any fast Porsche, Speed Yellow. With 420 hp being delivered to all four wheels the 996 Turbo is a very quick car that will easily outperform most of its predecessors.

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Year: 2001
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbo flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,965 mi
Price: $45,981

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2001 Porsche Turbo 31K LOW MILES Clean Carfax Certified Manual 6 Speed
(404)-230-1984

2001 PORSCHE 911 TURBO COUPE

CLEAN CARFAX CERTIFIED

FRESH SERVICE

SPEED YELLOW OVER BLACK LEATHER

6 SPEED MANUAL

SPEED YELLOW SEAT BELTS

ONLY 31K MILES

2 KEYS & BOOKS

NO CHIPS OR SCRATCHES

VERY RARE CAR

CALL US TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS

404-230-1984

7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM -9PM

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With a Buy It Now of $45,981 this car can be had at a pretty reasonable cost. That’s similar money to what we’ve seen a few 930s sell for and it’s significantly less than the price of a 1989 930 and the 993 Turbo. And that’s what makes the 996 appealing. Sure, the engine is water cooled and the headlights look silly, but for performance dollars you’re hard pressed to find better Porsche value on the market today. The collector market will likely never have much appreciation for these cars other than in their various GT iterations, so they shall forever live as cars to be driven. And, frankly, that’s just fine.

-Rob

1988 Porsche 930 – Rare Paint-to-Sample Exterior

Porsche is well known for its willingness to oblige almost any customer’s wants in regard to fitting his or her 911 with a wide variety of available options and paint colors. Porsche is also well known for charging very high prices for such treatment. C’est la vie. On the second-hand market that means interesting exterior and/or interior color palettes do show up now and again and while a seller will rarely see a significant increase in his selling price for such colors, for buyers these cars provide opportunities to own a Porsche that stands apart from the crowd just a little more than a standard car. Which brings us to the car featured here: a 1988 Porsche 930, located in Oregon, that features a rare paint-to-sample Red exterior surrounding a very nice Tan leather interior. Having covered just under 30,000 miles this 930 provides us with the rare combination of a unique color and low mileage that helps distinguish it from most others.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 29,524 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
930 Turbo Coupe, Low Mileage, Paint to Sample

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At the moment, the seller’s ad text states nothing more than, “Text coming soon.” If the text is added then I’ll amend the post to reflect the addition, but it is a rather glaring detail. The seller has listed this paint color simply as “Red” so I’ll follow suit, even though it presents as more of a Burnt Orange or Maroon metallic paint. Either way, it certainly presents very well and assuming there are no major mechanical flaws, then this is sure to be a great car. If the Cobalt Blue 930 I featured last week was too flashy, then perhaps the more subdued nature of this 930 will be more pleasing while still showcasing a unique color. Recent auctions for a 930 in excellent condition have seen prices in the low- to mid-$40,000 range and I would expect this 930 to sell for a similar price, if not slightly higher given the lower mileage of this car. The only caveat to that is that the unique color seen here may need the right buyer to come along in order to see typical 930 value. Regardless, the 930 itself was always a fantastic performance machine and in a unique color such as this that just makes the car even better.

-Rob

1980 Porsche 930

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.

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Year: 1980
Model: 930 Coupe
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 65,680 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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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. The speedometer / odometer was replaced then & restated @ zero miles when it brought into the USA, it now is showing 38340 miles. Air Conditioning was installed just after landing in the USA. In 1988 the turbo was upgraded to a K27 along with 911SC cams & Andial waste gate & adjustable boost, also Andial intercooler. The car has been well serviced & maintained and runs great. The car just had a major service including a valve adjustment in the last 50 miles. It has no oil leaks. Car has been mostly a garage queen for the last 10 years but runs strong like a Porsche 930 turbo should. In 2005 the car was professionally repainted with Glasurit paint to the original factory code. (304-9-3, Colbalt Blue) The paint job is show condition, no expense was spared. I have all the service records starting from July 1985 along with pictures of the repaint in progress. The interior is in near perfect condition with dark blue leather including the beautiful dash (leather & stitching is perfect with no stretch marks or sun damage) In the late 1980s a B&B dual outlet exhaust was installed, it has since then been converted back to single outlet due to noise. The rear valance still has the cutout on the right side for future use of a dual exhaust. The car is very fast, I am afriad to run it in third gear flat out, it’s just too fast. A new brake master cylinder was recently installed. The tires are brand new, the brake pads are 50% or better remaining ant the rotors are not worn or cracked. As documented in the records the car has only been driven about 1000 miles in the last 8 years. Excellence Magazine is listing 930 prices from 40K to 75K. This car is an exceptional example of a rare Euro version 930. Chassis# 93A0070240. The car is being listed elsewhere for sale & I reserve the right to end the auction early. The car can be seen at European Motorsports during normal business hours. Call Joe @ (760)599 9307

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The general market for these cars has seen a fairly large uptick in recent years so opportunities to grab one at reasonable cost (assuming we aren’t already past that point) are surely fading fast. This car comes with a couple quirks of which any serious buyer will need to be aware given the potential collector nature of any 930. As the seller notes, the odometer was reset when it was imported so the listed figure of 38,840 is lower than the actual figure. With that said, at less than 70K total miles the mileage is still quite reasonable. I’d also like to see more pictures of the interior. If it shows in the condition the seller describes, then there is no problem, but it’s an odd omission from the ad for the car. Lastly, the cars comes with a couple modifications, none of which seem major, but they still may detract slightly from the overall value of the car. The Guards Red 1984 Porsche 930 I featured a couple of weeks ago was also a Euro car and sold for $43,188. I’d expect this car to come in a little below that because while it has fewer total miles than the 1984 it also doesn’t appear to be in quite as pristine condition. This is nonetheless a very striking car and with current bidding at $18,988 (with reserve still on) it might still be had at a decent price.

-Rob

1985 Porsche 930

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:

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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

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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:

THE GOOD:

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

Vehicle VIN: WP0ZZZ93ZFS000081

THE BAD:

Air conditioning system needs to be re-charged. System worked fine up until about 2 years ago. Seldom drive this beauty and haven’t had time to re-charge the system.

THE UGLY:

There is a small dime size dent on the right rear quarter panel flare as shown in the picture. Nothing significant but can be seen up close.

CONCLUSION:

The vehicle is pretty much stock with the exception of the few RUF accessories and performance upgrades. Car is very fast, producing approximately 375 HP with the bolt-on performance upgrades listed above. All professionally installed with receipts to prove all work done by a certified Porsche veteran mechanic. If my reserve is met, I will include the original Porsche 930 parts that came off the vehicle (Fuch wheels, exhaust, turbo, steering wheel, 4 speed shifter knob and turbo floor mats).

I have described this vehicle to the best of my abilities and as accurately as I could. Clear title in hand. Car is physician owed and very well maintained and cared for. Bid with confidence. Very sweet sports car to own!

SIMPLE TERMS:

Vehicle is located in Southern California. This is a used vehicle. There is no warranty on this vehicle, expressed or implied. Please make arrangements to pick up the vehicle yourself or make arrangements with a transport company prior to buying the vehicle. I am requesting a $2000 Paypal deposit within 24 hours after the auction ended. I will not accept money orders or personal / company checks for payment. Full balance to be paid in cash when you pick up the vehicle. I will also accept a bank Cashier’s Check from Bank of America. However, the title of the vehicle will not be released until the funds have cleared my bank. I will be more than happy to answer any questions during this 10 Day auction. Thank you.

Thank you for viewing this beautiful collector car.

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We’ve featured a few 930s recently, and they always draw lots of attention. Rightly so, as they’re the German car to have from the 1980s if you wanted the best performance. The last 930 we featured was a converted Ruf BTR with about the same mileage but an asking price over double this car. In that light, this car looks like a solid value, with lower miles, the right color and some tasteful modifications to make it a worthy classic. With the correct DOT/EPA paperwork sorted, registering this car anywhere shouldn’t be a problem. Though not a huge fan of black wheels in general, the Ruf Speedlines are some of my favorites and really accent the look of this car rather than detracting from it. The modifications are not overdone and I think are what most enthusiasts would want. The only drawback is the typical “the A/C just needs a charge” line, which if you live in a warmer climate would likely be a pricey repair but worthwhile if you wanted to drive the car with a black interior. Like most people who read this site, I’m a big fan of the E30 M3; but with clean examples pushing the same amount as this car, I can’t help but think this is a much better value, driver, and collectable.

-Carter

1989 Porsche 930 RUF BTR

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.

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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

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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. This car was sent to Gary Borman of Exclusive Motorcars in Upper Montclair, New Jersey to be completely converted. Exclusive was the Ruf place in the USA at that time. If you had one that was the only place to go. It was sent there direct from the Porsche dealer in VA where it was originally purchased. The only parts on this car are Ruf parts, period! This car was originally done to have twin turbos fitted later (the Yellow Bird motor). The fuel system and injection were all prepared for this. The motor has the BTR tag. Only European cars for Europe got a Ruf VIN. In America the original VIN was used or else the car was reclassified and then federalized all over again (crash testing.)

Black on a tan interior with Sport Seats. The interior on this car looks excellent. The sport seats in particular are in great condition. This is a very rare car. It is tough to find a Ruf, even tougher to find a 1989 Ruf BTR. Please look at the photo of the authentic Ruf BTR tag on the motor. This car also has electronic injection! This car was done from new for the original owner on the original financing.

The original owner (an older gentleman) bought the car in Virginia, where he lived untill he died (1992). Later the family sold the car and it went to Houston and the car lived there until it came back to New York, ALMOST 6 years ago. I have been asked, “How fast will it go?” Who cares? I do not know. I did not buy this car to race it. I bought this car because of how rare it is. I have only driven it a few hundred miles over the course of time that I have owned it. Most of the time the car has spent under cover in my garage or in our showroom.

If you are into Corvettes or Camaros, this car will have little value to you. If you are a true connoisseur of 1ST Generation Porsche Turbo cars, and RUF Automobiles, then we do not need debate that this is a serious collector car.

I would prefer to answer any questions on the phone during business. (EASTERN TIME) Call 1-800-WHEEL99. After hours call 631-974-4386. Ask for Joseph Scarallo SR. The car was just fully serviced. synthetic oil and oil , fuel and air filters. At the same time four brand new Toyo R1R tires were installed. These are comparable to Micheline Pilot Cups. This maintenance and tire installation was done 25 miles ago ($1,550.00). Please remember, this car is only going up in value. There is no debate on that. A new GT2 is $250,000.00 plus! Whatever this car can be bought for now is less than next year, I promise. So, why wait? P.S. just recently an ’89 Ruf Slantnose that was advertised for $299,000.00 in Ohio was sold. Do not know exactly what they got, but it was in that neighborhood.

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While I understand the value of provenance, the market for Ruf conversions always seems odd to me. We previously profiled this 1989 Ruf BTR 3 Slantnose that was being offered for the princely sum of $299,000 (which is the car the seller mentions at the end of the ad above, the sale of which he’s clearly trying to capitalize upon). That car’s high price came through a confluence of attributes: the rarity of a RUF built car, the rarity of a 930 Slantnose, and the car’s low mileage. The Ruf BTR featured here lacks those attributes and as such won’t come close to the Slantnose’s price. With a Buy It Now of $100,000 it is, quite frankly, pretty over-priced for the territory in which these cars typically sell. With that out of the way, I offer as another comparison the low mileage 1989 930 Turbo with a fantastic burgundy leather interior that I profiled earlier this week. That car has a Buy It Now price of $92,500, which seems a little high, but not outrageous. As far as the current market for these cars goes, that 930 Turbo should fetch a higher price (possibly up to $20K higher) than this Ruf BTR conversion. Such is the market for collectors. For my money? I think I’d have the Ruf.

-Rob